The Neuroscience of Intelligence

There is almost nothing more important to understand about people than intelligence. It can be measured more accurately than anything else in the social sciences. It differs tremendously and importantly between individuals. It is the single most important determinant of life success. It's very existence, however, remains subject to substantive debate, most of it highly politicized.
- Dialogues: Jordan B. Peterson


3-D Look at White Matter Fibers in the Brain

Richard has found that the density of gray and white matter in regions of the brain are related to differences in how people score on intelligence tests and other cognitive measures.



Tetris Changes the Brain

Richard discusses a study showing how playing the video game Tetris changes the brain during the “Spark of Genius? Awakening a Better Brain” program.
- World Science Festival

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Seeing Intelligence at Work in the Brain

Richard talks about how intelligence research is moving beyond a reliance on psychometric methods to exploring new neuroscience approaches.
- Fermilab

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Brain Imaging and IQ

Richard explains how brain imaging is shedding light on intelligence.
- MIT Technology Review

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Mystery of the Mind

Roundtable discussion featuring Richard, Gianfranco Basti, Ned Block, Joseph LeDoux, Patrick McGrath, and Craig Piers
- Philoctetes Center

Distinguished Contributor Interview

Richard was interviewed at the 2012 annual conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research, where he received the Distinguished Contributor Award.