Intelligence is about the mental handling of information. Different brain areas handle different kinds of information. Tests are measurements. At first, most test/measurements were not that good, they did not measure anything significant about the capacity to handle information. So testing was done on the tests to improve measurements of information handling capacity. Today brain scanners can look at the connectivity of a brain and predict capacity on the latest tests. Tests may no longer be needed in the future because brain scanners will be able to measure the information capacity of all regions of the brain. A cognitive profile. This will allow the prediction of talents for varying tasks. All this following the scientific method of the knowns and unknowns. It is not some group arbitrarily designing tests. Test are tested. Psychometrics follow all the rules of scientific methods. If something real is not being measured it is a bad test and thrown away because it is random. Tests actually have to predict something or it is worthless. Tests are not put in the main test because the group just decides it should go in. It must predict real things. It must measure real things. New metrics are constantly being tested over decades to make sure the tests can predict real capacity to handle information in as many areas as possible. It's not an issue of random people making a random test just because. Everything on the tests must be scrutinized.
The fibers in the brain push and pull the feedback signals internally and externally. Think of how you need control of the frontal lobes to do a puzzle. Or surgery going back and forth with control tying knots.
If control is about push and pull. Memory must learn which sequences get results. In a hierarchy for efficient utilization of memory.
I saw a video and if I could ask the guests a question it would be this.
There are over 600 muscles in the human body controlled by a nonlinear hierarchy mostly located in the frontal lobes. Do you believe the language being part of this hierarchy is influenced to become abstract reasoning in the same way we use hierarchies to move the body and recognize the world with perceptions? Ray Kurzweil believes intelligence emerges from hierarchies.
With research and thinking, I learned that the brain points inwards to itself to hold information. Memory changes so information is directed to better map the world. The map can let us manipulate representations of the world by pointing inward to ourselves. Better maps make people more intelligent because they can influence the outside and inside worlds to a greater degree. People can learn to expand their maps to become more intelligent I believe.
I have a blog (found on my about page)
I like to talk to many people and watch videos on personality.
I like Carl Jung.
I like to make many sets of what I think functions are.
These are my newest ones.
I call these the simple sets.
My personality is ENFP.
Si – Comparative senses
Se – HighDefinition
Ni – Knowing
Ne – Connecting
Fi directed at self before others
Fe directed at others before self
Something I think applies to you Jeffery is that you can hold more relationships in your mind at one time because you can activate more areas of your brain at a greater density. Say a grid of ten by ten to my grid of three by three. Also, you can control how they work together because it would not matter if they were disorganized.
I took the stoop test of colored words in 2009. I scored 135. This is an executive function test. Many Executive functions exist, this is just of them. The test is associated with the anterior cingulate cortex. This area maintains the correct areas of the brain to be used during any task. Brain areas fight each other to do their specific task.The ACC makes sure the correct area is active, resolving conflict between brain areas. A friend told me that because Intelligence scales nonlinearly my score of 135 means my brain resolves internal conflict 128 times more efficiently than normal at making sure the correct brain is it active regarding whatever executive function that would be called.
Since the ACC is in the frontal lobes teens would have trouble using the correct brain area at the right time not having fully developed executive control. I may have had an advantage because I have seen my records and I was in high-level classes but had average IQ. I was gifted in verbal but low in speed. I think it may be the case my Executive functioning was so high as a kid 12 to 19 that I was just given special treatment because I could complete tasks requiring planning of much older kids not measurable by IQ tests.
Around IQ 105, Every 5 IQ points the number of items you can manipulate on ravens like test increases by 9 items. (1.8 items for 1 IQ point) Bellow IQ 100 starting at IQ 55 the number of items that can be manipulated increases by one item every 5 IQ points.
This is not perfect. But it tells you a concrete number that is likely to be the number of items a level of IQ can manipulate. multiply IQ by 1.8 and you most likely know the number.
(0) 0 * 0 items for IQ 55 scale score 1
(1) 1 * 0 items for IQ 60 scale score 2
(2) 2 * 0 items for IQ 65 scale score 3
(3) 3 * 0 items for IQ 70 scale score 4
(4) 4 * 0 items for IQ 75 scale score 5
(5) 5 * 0 items for IQ 80 scale score 6
(6) 6 * 0 items for IQ 85 scale score 7
(7) 7 * 0 items for IQ 90 scale score 8
(8) 8 * 0 items for IQ 95 scale score 9
(9) 9 * 0 items for IQ 100 scale score 10
(12) 6 * 2 items for IQ 105 scale score 11
(18) 9 * 2 items for IQ 110 scale score 12
(27) 9 * 3 items for IQ 115 scale score 13
(36) 9 * 4 items for IQ 120 scale score 14
(45) 9 * 5 items for IQ 125 scale score 15
(54) 9 * 6 items for IQ 130 scale score 16
(63) 9 * 7 items for IQ 135 scale score 17
(72) 9 * 8 items for IQ 140 scale score 18
(81) 9 * 9 items for IQ 145 scale score 19
(90) 9 * 10 items for IQ 150 scale score 20
(99) 9 * 11 items for IQ 155 scale score 21
(108) 9 * 12 items for IQ 160 scale score 22
(117) 9 * 13 items for IQ 165 scale score 23
(126) 9 * 14 items for IQ 170 scale score 24
From Intelligence tests on animals and toddlers scientists have grouped intelligence into these categories.
social skills of communication
From this and my previous ideas, I came up with. I now think that the mind maps reality simulates reality and changes reality. Mapping Reality, simulation, and changing reality can all be very complex. Complexity is important to defining intelligence because of creativity.
If we stick to the number of items a person can keep track of, the quantity, and not the 3d space nor causality but simply a pattern. I came up with this table to predict IQ.
I keep the number of items trackable in the mind squared for simplicity.
(x) = (IQ - 100)*1.8
108.88 IQ (16) 4
113.88 IQ (25) 5
120.00 IQ (36) 6
127.22 IQ (49) 7
135.55 IQ (64) 8
145.00 IQ (81) 9
155.55 IQ (100) 10
167.22 IQ (121) 11
180.00 IQ (144) 12
193.88 IQ (169) 13
208.88 IQ (196) 14
This is like if you were solving a really complex puzzle with say 144 parts for the 180 IQ person and you needed to keep track of all their interactions at the same time.
I am 113. I can keep track of 25 items at once but just cuz my speed is 27 points on my full scale. I have a nonverbal learning disability. Or I would be getting at least 120.
Another thing is that since the brain has different areas we can never know that IQ tests are truly measuring all control mechanisms of the brain. Cybernetic feedback control mechanisms I believe determine how intelligence is distributed throughout the brain.
I, for example, am mentally drawing disabled.
My drawing is below the Lebron James Drawing.
I believe the person that drew this is intelligent (The Basket Ball Player). This cannot be measured by an IQ test. We cannot measure the control mechanisms of the brain. Everyone is different. I daw bad but I may be good at other things.
Again the 6 aspects of intelligence are these. I believe they align with my map, simulate, change, complexity model of intelligence.
social skills of communication
I am taking this guy up on his advice. I had already more or less been doing this for the better part of a month and a half now. I have tweaked my schedule a bit to narrow my focus down to three primary areas:
I have a rotating schedule. I have one thing in each category I do 6 days a week. I have two other categories that I do 2X a week.
I have also been trying to implement Eisenhower's Matrix System to work on goals.
One of the most valuable things Jeffery said is to start reading something with the most basic information written in the most digestible way first. I was reading an in depth article on TBIs when I wanted to read about the brain, but I decided to scrap that in favor of so more easily digestible literature on the subject. It's really boosted my understanding of the brain and makes it far easier to remember the information this way.
I have found a very useful word to describe intelligence (nesting)
The brain has 180 sections are nested between each other.
I know my nested logic is 130 and my nested verbal is 130.
Nestested general is 130. information is 140.
I noticed that all I can do is abstract my verbal logic knowledge.
Other people have imaginations.
This can still be defined quantitatively, spatially and causatively.
This is, imagine a number of shapes in space in motion interacting.
Some people can play real-time strategy games with 250 objects on their screen at once.
I can only handle maybe 16 objects at once, it because I abstract I am not visual spacial.
I believe nesting is highly used in advanced A.I. programs not what marketers show to the public which is useless stuff. Things are way more advanced.
Because I can only abstract things I am very lonely because I mostly have nothing to do. If I could see things in my head I would have more options in creative things to do because you cannot do much abstract things but you can do many spatial visual things.
Being able to abstract at a nested level of 130 is ok I guess but only being able to handle 16 objects at a time 3d spatially is a drag. I would like to do 250 objects at a time 3d spatially. I would like to see pictures in my head instead of blackness. But the best I can hope for is that because of people smarter than the people marketers show us. We will have more advance A.I. coming soon based off of (nesting). We do not see what the really smart people have right now.
The reason nesting is useful is that feedback can be used as a compression algorithm mechanism. To store more as a self-referenced system Perceptions and Actions. It can be used to model the world and people which is very useful.