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Anyone interested in how the brain works or intelligence needs to read this book,
This review is from: Intelligence and the Brain: Solving the Mystery of Why People Differ in IQ and How a Child Can Be a Genius (Hardcover)
There are so many books on the brain, but what they don't do is look at the underlying mechanisms that lead to human intelligence. They will try and argue that particular brain regions are important, or that the genes or the environment are most important. But these books don't explain how the brain works. Dennis Garlick goes beyond what these books do and uses recent brain research to show how the brain actually produces intelligence. Most impressive is the range of evidence he considers. Many books on the brain simply ignore IQ. He doesn't say that IQ is all of intelligence, but he does say that any book that explains intelligence needs to deal with IQ. This is essential as IQ testing provides important evidence on human intelligence that he uses to better understand how the brain works. The result is a theory that makes intuitive sense and seems obvious in hindsight. Anyone who wants to be fully informed about the intelligence debate needs to read this book.