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Doubtful News Year in Review 2013
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Interview: Keith Stanovich
– Was chair of Cognitive Science Toronto University.
– Is a CSI fellow.
– The Matthew Effect was one of his more recognized works.
– Derek learned to read using books like Grey’s Anatomy because he found the pictures of the inside of the body fascinating.
– There is a vast gender difference between fiction and non-fiction readers.
– Vocabulary is one of the best ways to enhance early reading and learning.
– Latest book ‘What Intelligence Tests Miss‘, before that ‘The Robots Rebellion‘.
– In 2002 Kahneman got the Nobel Prize for this type of work.
– Spearman’s positive manifold, all good cognitive things tend to go together.
– Currently working via a three year grant to research and create a new, prototype for a re-tooled version of a IQ type test.
– Lately the new trend to call too many things ‘intelligence’ begins to rob the meaning from the actual word.
– Rationality is not the same as intelligence and it is a mistake to conflate the two.
– Dan Dennet has an example involving the cliffs of Dover and a poor woman that illustrates the difference between several versions of reasoning/mental mechanics.
– Rational thinking has two main components epistemic rationality and instrumental rationality.
– Some of this was discussed in the book ‘Thinking Fast and Slow‘.
– Fluid Intelligence is one of the most helpful tools for rational thinking.
– Crystalized Intelligence encompasses the actual things we ‘know’.
– It has been shown that you can change peoples mind/thinking just by small changes in framing.
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