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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYA02H3
Professor
John Bassili

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Psychology Lecture 6
Intelligence
-intelligence is a mental skill
-it is controversial whether intelligence is one general skill or different specific skills
-do Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Stephen Harper possess same skill
Athletic Ability
-athlete that is good at one sport is also good at another sport?
Skill
1) endurance- biking, running
2) body awareness/ control- diving, biking
3) hand dicoordination- tennis, hockey, soccer
Autistic Savant Syndrome
-fairly severe autistic
-has a mental ability that is impressive
1) Calendar calculation
when given a date in the past, he can tell you the day of the date
memorization of the calendar
observe regularity of calendar
2) Memory
-can remember long list of thing
-all the postal code in all the city in Canada
-can learn many languages
3) Musical ability
-learn complex musical piece
-play the piece perfectly after hearing it once
-has no previous training in music
-50 identified autistic Savant Syndrome in the world
-awesome memory ability with disabled mind
Kim
-cannot remember how to do simple task, like brushing the teeth
-can remember all the zip code, highway, and city in USA
-mentally handicapped as a child
-can remember the day of the calendar in the past 40 000 years
Lesile
-a blind man who can play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto 1st movement flawlessly after hearing
it once
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Psychology Lecture 6 Intelligence -intelligence is a mental skill -it is controversial whether intelligence is one general skill or different specific skills -do Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Stephen Harper possess same skill Athletic Ability -athlete that is good at one sport is also good at another sport? Skill 1) endurance- biking, running 2) body awareness control- diving, biking 3) hand dicoordination- tennis, hockey, soccer Autistic Savant Syndrome -fairly severe autistic -has a mental ability that is impressive 1) Calendar calculation when given a date in the past, he can tell you the day of the date memorization of the calendar observe regularity of calendar 2) Memory -can remember long list of thing -all the pos
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