An article by Forbes features research on the neurobiology of emotional intelligence and addresses implications for the design of artificial intelligence.
U. of I. psychology professor Aron Barbey and his colleagues found that the relative size of specific brain regions predicted how much a person would benefit from interventions designed to enhance fluid intelligence.
“Our goal in this project is to improve how the individual war fighter identifies, measures, and tracks personalized biomarkers and therefore to help them prepare more effectively for specialized roles in their military career” said Aron Barbey, a professor of psychology. “We will work closely with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as part of the test and evaluation team for the Measuring Biological Aptitude program.”
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will fund two projects for research on human performance optimization within United States war fighters at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
For Neuroscience Research on the Network Architecture of Human Intelligence, Barbey Wins the Second Mensa Foundation Prize
Barbey edits Special Issue in the Journal Intelligence, entitled “Advancing the Science of Human and Machine Intelligence: Forging Connections between Psychology, Neuroscience, and Engineering.”
An article by The Scientist explores the biological roots of intelligence, featuring the Network Neuroscience Theory and contemporary research on human intelligence.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Small sample sizes in studies using functional MRI to investigate brain connectivity and function are common in neuroscience, despite years of warnings that such studies likely lack sufficient statistical power. A new analysis reveals that task-based fMRI experiments involving typical sample sizes of about 30 participants are only modestly replicable. This means that independent efforts to repeat the experiments are as likely to challenge as to confirm the original results.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Each day brings with it a host of decisions to be made, and each person approaches those decisions differently. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that these individual differences are associated with variation in specific brain networks – particularly those related to executive, social and perceptual processes.
Decision Neuroscience Laboratory
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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The Decision Neuroscience Laboratory provides ample opportunity for the development of innovative, focused research and a broad collaborative cognitive neuroscience experience through affiliations with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Carle Foundation Hospital, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Psychology, and the Neuroscience Program.