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Intelligence January, 17, 2013 Next Time: Theories + NVB Scan: Finish Chapter 10 + p. 424 – 428  Agenda: o Savant Syndrome o Autism o Theories  Question: o What causes savant syndrome? o What are the symptoms of Autism? o What is intelligence?  Need to know the IQ equation very good, it will be on the exam  Summary: Psychometrics o Galton: intelligence unitary sensory ability, “hard-wired” o Binet: Intelligence multiplex experience, mental age o Terman: Stanford-Binet, I.Q. o Wchesler: WAIS – IV, deviation I.Q.  Validity o Does test measure what it is supposed to? o r with achievement o Range: 0.3 to 0.7  BIAS o Is the test “culture-fair” or do the answers require specific knowledge available only to certain (sub) cultures? o More than “academic” question  Streaming o Dove (1958) “Chitterling test”  Requires specific knowledge based on culture and not know by everyone. So it is very bias because some people has no idea what the correct answer is because they never experienced/encountered before o But…  What is intelligence?  Savant Syndrome o Dr. J.L. Down (1887)…  “Idiot Savant” o “Idiot” was accepted category of mental retardation at the time  I.Q. < 25 o Excel in narrow range of abilities  Lightning-fast math  Music  Calendar calculations  Art  Mechanical or spatial abilities o Other reports of ability in  Time estimation  Sensory discrimination  ESP o Common: music + blind + autistic o Can have multiple skills (not common) o All seem to be right hemisphere o All lined with phenomenal (but narrow) memory o Very rare… less than 100 reports of prodigious ability o Only 25 living savants o 6 times more likely in males than in females o Causes  1. Eidetic Imaging  Perhaps savants have “photographic” memory o Unlikely  Calculations beyond published data  High % are blind  2. Heredity  Early studies suggest family relationship  But recent data suggest “No”  1 in 23 relatives of 5 savants  3. Sensory Deprivation
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