Saturday, November 27, 2010

Intelligence: The Evolution of Night Owls

Satoshi Kanazawa, a psychologist at The London School of Economics and Political Science, argues that, while we have specialized mental modules for navigation, social interaction, and other age-old tasks, general intelligence is its own module handling only evolutionarily novel circumstances. And he has data showing that people with higher IQs are more likely to have values and preferences that just didn't make sense for our ancestors to embrace. One of those is staying up late.

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"Sure, you've seen cats fight before. But have you ever seen cats fight... to an intense, perfectly-timed action-movie soundtrack (Hans Zimmer's Alan Silvestri's Predator score)? I'm going to get Silvestri to score my next visit to the DMV." [Gawker]