Monday, December 24, 2018

Weird Cognitive Science

Scientific American writes about intelligence, and the advantages which accrue to having more of it.
General cognitive ability predicts a wide range of important outcomes in life, including academic achievement, occupational performance, health and longevity.
The article indicates recent research shows intelligence is also positively associated with well-being and emotional intelligence. Those of us who got more than our share of intelligence are fortunate folk indeed, major winners of life's genetic lottery.

I'm on email distribution for faculty obituaries from the university from which I retired. I marvel at the above-average life spans of long-retired former faculty, perhaps half living into their 90s.