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Philosophy, Psychology & Neuroscience 
A series of books present important topics in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy.

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Author, Stephen Gislason MD



This new book is a must read for scholars and general readers alike.  The central feature of intelligence is the ability to understand what is really going on out there and to respond to events with successful and adaptive behavior.

Intelligence is built from subsystems that sense, decide, remember and act. It is fashionable to speak in terms of "mental abilities" and to list a number of different mental abilities in terms of educational concerns, such as reading, writing, math and music.

The brain is modular with a host of different functions contributing to intelligence. We expect and do find different arrangements of mental abilities in different people. If you consider the intelligence test of life overall, then you recognize that there is a range of abilities in any human population.

Smart people learn faster and learn more than not so smart people. Smart people also are more curious, seek more diverse experiences and absorb more information.  While smart people can do well in schools, they often are oppressed by limited school curricula and do better on the own. Many smart people are unschooled, but succeed because of their tendency to learn and their ability to apply information to their real life experiences.

Intelligence is manifest in the ability to acquire complicated skills and excel in performance by practice and progressive improvement. Competent people are smart people who have the discipline to practice and improve their performance.

There is a relationship between being nice person and being a competent person. In demanding, professional environments the nicest people tend to be the smartest and most competent. There are exceptions. 

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Intelligence and Learning

Persona Digital Books publishes  as series of books on current topics in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy.  Theses books are available for download at Persona Digital Online. eBooks and other digital documents can be delivered to any destination on the planet. Printed books are ordered from this website, Alpha Online

Human Nature & Group Dynamics
I and Thou
Language and Thinking
The Good Person
Religion for the 21st Century
Pieces of the Puzzle
Emotions and Feelings
Human Brain in Health and Disease
Neuroscience Notes
Children and Family
Intelligence and Learning
The Sound of Music


Persona Digital Online participates in the production and distribution of  Alpha Education Books.  The entire series is available for download. Persona Digital also distributes Alpha Nutrition Formula information, tutorials, and user guides as PDF files for download.

Persona Digital Music Studio is a source of music recordings, music discussions and recording studio services.

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