The Handbook of Understanding and Measuring Intelligence provides an overview of recent studies on intelligence to help readers develop a sound understanding of results and perspectives in intelligence research. In this volume, editors Oliver Wilhelm and Randall W. Engle bring together a group of respected experts from two fields of intelligence research, cognition and methods, to summarize, review, and evaluate research in their areas of expertise. The chapters in this book present state-of-the-art examinations of a particular domain of intelligence research and highlight important methodological considerations, theoretical claims, and pervasive problems in the field.
Chapter 9: Full Frontal Fluidity?: Looking in on the Neuroimaging of Reasoning and Intelligence
Full Frontal Fluidity?: Looking in on the Neuroimaging of Reasoning and Intelligence
The centres of inhibition being thus the essential factor of attention, constitute the organic basis of all the higher intellectual faculties.
… the frontal lobes… with their associated sensory centres, form the substrata of those psychical processes which lie at the foundation of the higher intellectual operations.
Is there a biological seat of reason—a “g-gram,” or Cartesian pineal gland—for intelligence? David Ferrier (1876, 1886) thought so, and he saw it in the brain's frontal lobe. His idea was that complex thought, in the form of sensory-motor associations, occurred while motor output was inhibited via attentional processes originating ...