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Scientific American: Emotional Smarts Tied to General IQ

Emotional smarts and general intelligence may be more closely linked than previously thought, new research suggests. In a group of Vietnam veterans, IQ test results and emotional intelligence, or the ability to perceive, understand and deal with emotion in oneself or in others, were linked. And in brain scans, the same regions of the brain seemed to […]

NBC News: Emotional Smarts Tied to General IQ

Emotional smarts and general intelligence may be more closely linked than previously thought, new research suggests. In a group of Vietnam veterans, IQ test results and emotional intelligence, or the ability to perceive, understand and deal with emotion in oneself or in others, were linked. And in brain scans, the same regions of the brain seemed to […]

Chris Zwilling

Post Doctoral Fellow Email: zwillin1@illinois.edu Phone: 217-300-2530 Chris Zwilling is interested in model based cognitive neuroscience which uses cognitive or behavioral models to gain insight into the underlying neural substrate. He is currently interested in models of higher order cognition, including decision making processes and working memory.  To accomplish these goals, he employs various statistical […]

NHPR: Breaking Down the Brain

Scientists at the University of Illinois report that they have mapped the physical architecture of the brain with accuracy never before achieved. Their study, published in Brain: A Journal of Neurology is the largest, most comprehensive analysis so far of the brain structures vital to general intelligence –which depends on a remarkably circumscribed neural system […]

HealthDay News: Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence

Study of head injury patients helps identify regions involved in thinking abilities The physical architecture of intelligence in the brain has been mapped by scientists who used brain injury patients to conduct their research. The findings provide new insight about the specific brain structures involved in general intelligence and specific skills such as memory and […]