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The Sucker, the Sucker!
Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith Collins

octopuses – and to some extent their cephalopod cousins, cuttlefish and squid – frustrate the neat evolutionary division between clever vertebrates and simple-minded invertebrates. They are sophisticated problem solvers; they learn, and can use tools; and they show a capacity for mimicry, deception and, some think, humour.

Consciousness – the possession of an ‘inner’ model of the ‘outer’ world, or the sense of having an integrated, subjective perspective on the world – is, on his view, just a highly evolved form of what he calls ‘subjective experience’.

the Medawar effect: natural selection tends to weed out mutations whose harmful effects appear early in an animal’s life, but it is less likely to weed out mutations whose harmful effects manifest later on.
instapaper_favs  animal  ocean  intelligence  human  sea  biology  nature  book 
october 2017 by aries1988
The Future of Intelligence
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Max Tegmark about his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. They talk about the nature of intelligence, the risks of superhuman AI, a…

Max Tegmark is a professor of physics at MIT and the co-founder of the Future of Life Institute. Tegmark has been featured in dozens of science documentaries. He is the author of Our Mathematical Universe and Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.
intelligence  ai  human 
august 2017 by aries1988
Inside The World Of ISIS Investigations In Europe - BuzzFeed News
“Brussels has 19 administrative police districts that operate independently and three separate administrations for the government, NATO, and the EU,” said one of the Belgian cops involved in hunting Abdeslam. “And our government is deeply divided between the Dutch and French, so there are parallel bureaucracies for everything on the local level and dysfunction at the highest level. No wonder guys get missed.”

Fixing it would require national institutions — law enforcement, the military, and intelligence services — to give up some local autonomy in favor of further integration, something both the current political dynamic, as seen by the UK’s vote to leave the EU, and the entrenched mentality of the security establishment make very unlikely.
“No intelligence service in its right mind will regularly share intelligence with 27 other countries, because then it stops being intelligence if everyone else knows about it,” the French official said.
“Share one-on-one for a specific case, like France and Belgium on these terrorists? Sure, now that people are dead. But remember the biggest problem here is we’re all still spying on each other inside the EU.”
reportage  europe  france  belgium  police  intelligence  eu  terrorism 
august 2016 by aries1988
Busting the baby brain myth: Why motherhood makes minds sharper | New Scientist
In adults, such rapid changes in grey matter normally occur only as a result of major events like illness or brain injury. It just goes to show that “pregnancy is not just some minor event”, as Kinsley puts it. “These changes represent a separate developmental period every bit as important as sexual differentiation or puberty.”

women in the last trimester of pregnancy tend to be much less stressed. This is down to a dampening of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, the system responsible for the flight-or-fight response. These changes appear to last beyond pregnancy, although for precisely how long remains unclear.

Starting in late pregnancy, women get better at detecting fear, anger and disgust in computer-generated faces, though their ability to detect surprise and positive emotions such as happiness doesn’t change.

corticotropin-releasing hormone – secreted by the hypothalamus – rises dramatically during pregnancy, which seems to play a role in making the mother-to-be feel less stressed. But an abnormal spike in its levels is associated with postnatal depression, Glynn has found.
children  pregnancy  parents  brain  intelligence  female 
january 2016 by aries1988
Finding Time to Read
If you’re a ‘knowledge worker’ you’re paid to use your brain so it’s in your best interest to make that brain as big as possible.

Remember the tagline of this website: Mastering the best that other people have already figured out. That’d be nearly impossible without reading. In fact, it is largely through reading that we walk this path.

Charlie Munger, voracious reader, billionaire, and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, once commented In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.
reading  mind  intelligence  howto  habit 
november 2015 by aries1988
棋牌游戏玩得特别差说明哪方面特别笨? - 知乎
chess  game  explained  intelligence 
august 2013 by aries1988
intelligence  youth  learn 
september 2012 by aries1988
网上一度盛传着一种说法,说是母亲对孩子的智商有着至关重要的作用。我听到的一个版本是:“决定智商的八对基因全部都是位于 X 染色体上面,然后男生是 XY, X 是来自母亲,Y是来自父亲。所以男生的智商全部都是来自母亲的遗传。“
intelligence  children  biology  parents  science 
june 2011 by aries1988

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