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Why are we getting smarter? Further reading on the “Flynn effect”Why are we getting smarter? Further reading on the “Flynn effect”

Posted By Jessica Gross

In the 1980s, psychologist James Flynn discovered that, over the past century, our average IQ has increased dramatically. The difference, in fact, is so stark that the phenomenon garnered its own name: the Flynn effect. In today’s talk, Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents’, given at TED2013, Flynn explains that if you […]

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Are we getting more intelligent? Jim Flynn at TED2013Are we getting more intelligent? Jim Flynn at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Watch James Flynn’s TED Talk: “Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents’ Jim Flynn is an expert in intelligence famous for his research on the Flynn effect, the phenomenon that humanity’s IQ has been dramatically increasing since the 1930s. He opens Session 11 today on the last day of TED2013 to help answer […]

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TED Weekends explores creative intelligenceTED Weekends explores creative intelligence

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

It was one of the original six talks posted on TED.com and it has, over the years, become our most-watched video with 13.5 million views. Sir Ken Robinson’s talk from TED2006, “Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity,” is truly a juggernaut. But the real genius is Matt. He has so much creative intelligence, that we’re […]

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The magic of a group think: TEDGlobal 2012 Day 1 recapThe magic of a group think: TEDGlobal 2012 Day 1 recap

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

When you hear the word “innovation,” an image may pop to mind of an intrepid inventor toiling in isolation — Benjamin Franklin flying his kite in a storm, or the Wright Brothers testing their flying machine on the beaches of Kitty Hawk. But during the first day of TEDGlobal 2012, speaker after speaker touted the […]