Lecture 6

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25 Jan 2011
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Department
Course
Professor
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
www.notesolution.com
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It is controversial whether intelligence is one general skill or different specific skills. Do bill gates, albert einstein, stephen harper possess same skill. Skill: endurance- biking, running, body awareness/ control- diving, biking, hand dicoordination- tennis, hockey, soccer. Has a mental ability that is impressive: calendar calculation. when given a date in the past, he can tell you the day of the date. All the postal code in all the city in canada. Play the piece perfectly after hearing it once. 50 identified autistic savant syndrome in the world. Cannot remember how to do simple task, like brushing the teeth. Can remember all the zip code, highway, and city in usa. Can remember the day of the calendar in the past 40 000 years. A blind man who can play tchaikovsky s piano concerto 1st movement flawlessly after hearing it once www. notesolution. com. Can also remember how to play a greek piano concerto after hearing it once.

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