Intelligence is not measured by how much you know, but by how much you have the capacity to learn - Francesca Zappia.


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The Emergence of Intelligence

Did our intelligence arise from having more of what other animals have? The two-millimeter-thick cerebral cortex is the part of the brain most involved with making novel associations. Ours is extensively wrinkled, but were it attened, it would occupy four sheets of typing paper. A chimpanzees cortex would fit on one sheet, a monkeys on a postcard, a rats on a stamp. Yet a purely quantitative explanation seems incomplete. I will argue that our intelligence arose primarily through the refinement of some brain specialization, such as that for language.

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 The Emergence of Intelligence

Language, foresight and other hallmarks of intelligence are very likely connected through an underlying facility that plans rapid, novel movements.

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