cog mod

From: xgl (
Date: Fri Jul 21 2000 - 06:12:03 MDT

        hmmm ... a bit too ambitious-sounding ... but a hit for the
modular view of the human brain?


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Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 11:00:18 PDT
From: AFP <>
Subject: Study finds intelligence concentration area in human brain

   WASHINGTON, July 20 (AFP) - Researchers have identified an area
of the human brain, which houses intelligence, according to a report
appearing in Science magazine Friday.
   Although the brain has a role in all human activities, tasks
requiring higher intelligence are performed in the "lateral frontal
cortex in one or both hemispheres," according to a team of
researchers from Cambridge University in Britain and Duesseldorf
University in Germany.
   This discovery appears to confirm a 1904 theory proposed by the
psychologist Charles Spearman, who argued that when performing tasks
requiring higher thinking, people use a particular area of the brain
called "G" for "general intelligence carrier."
   Other theories contend that intelligent thinking requires
various portions of the brain working together like different parts
of an engine.

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