Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Resting Pupil Sign & Intelligence

Okay, this is ridiculous! My kid just came home and said his teacher said there was a correlation between resting pupil size problem-solving intelligence. I told him that was a bunch of crap and not to believe everything he hears. What are teachers teaching these days?”

Thank you for this question. My guess would be that the teacher was passing along recent researched conclusions. Before you are too hard on your kid for being willing to share new information with you, it might help to remember the comment by Wayne Walter Dyer, EdD: The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about. There are studies related to resting eye pupil size in relation to fluid intelligence or the ability to solve problems, apply logic, and identify patterns. This in contrast with crystallized intelligence that involves using skills, knowledge. and experience. Three researchers, in a series of three studies, systematically investigated whether pupil size during a passive baseline was associated with individual differences in working memory capacity and fluid intelligence. More tomorrow.

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