ERIC Number: EJ810592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 98
Brain Imaging Studies of Intelligence and Creativity: What Is the Picture for Education?
Haier, Richard J.; Jung, Rex E.
Roeper Review, v30 n3 p171-180 Jul 2008
The goal of this article is to summarize current brain research on intelligence and creativity that may be relevant to education in the near future. Five issues are addressed: (a) Why is there a neuroscience interest in intelligence? (b) Can intelligence be located in the brain? (c) Why are some brains smarter than others? (d) What do we know about creativity and the brain? and (e) Can information about an individual's brain structure and function be useful to benefit his or her education? As we enter the 21st century, old controversies about measurement of intelligence are less relevant. Integrating neuroscience findings into education practices is a daunting challenge that will require educators to reexamine old ideas and acquire fundamental backgrounds in new areas. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Intelligence, Creativity, Neurology, Brain, Memory, Educational Strategies, Intelligence Quotient, Cognitive Processes, Hypothesis Testing, Individual Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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