Capitalist logic collides with external wisdom
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Spatial intelligence seems like the core of general cognition to me, and it seems fairly immutable, but I'm not certain. Thoughts?
Competitive computer games.
This I agree with, because it allows one to consciously visualize more complex phenomena.Spatial intelligence seems like the core of general cognition to me, and it seems fairly immutable, but I'm not certain. Thoughts?
I have read that video games can make one better attend to visual information in general, but I am not sure if they aid in visual pattern recognition.
The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) brings together scientists and educators from many different institutions to pursue the overarching goals of
♦ Understanding spatial learning
♦ Using this knowledge to develop programs and technologies that will transform educational practice, helping learners to develop the skills required to compete in a global economy.
SILC participants include researchers from cognitive science, psychology, computer science, education, and neuroscience, as well as practicing geoscientists and engineers who are particularly interested in spatial thinking in their fields, and teachers in the CPS.
That's sounding like fluid intelligence and visual processing to me; these two sub-constructs basically comprise the overarching perceptual reasoning index on the WAIS or WISC. Well, fluid intelligence and working memory are highly correlated, partly because they share neuronal substrates. Basically, I advise something entirely unoriginal: read, debate and write extensively to increase crystallized intelligence and flex working memory. Learn new systems of thought and additional languages. Maybe fluid intelligence will improve. The research on improving working memory and fluid intelligence, and their exact correlation, is incipient and pretty spotty.