Intelligence - nature or
nurture? Researchers find a gene for intelligence and also that a
bigger brain matters, yet other recent articles show how
motivation affects learning.
Modular brains help organisms learn new skills without forgetting old skills
New research suggests that when brains are organized into modules they are better at learning new information without forgetting old knowledge. The findings not only shed light on the evolution of intelligence in natural animals, but will also accelerate attempts to create artificial intelligence.
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