Dual N-back, astronomy, meetups
June 9, 2008
I learned about dual N-back tasks the other day which have been shown to increase fluid intelligence (gF).
This site describes it well, and has an entry level test (only dual tests increase IQ):
This site is the best online site (close to the original protocol):
Here is an open source download:
If you read the study, it’s interesting to note that it doesn’t matter how high you N value is.
I missed the Bay Area Artificial Intelligence Meetup Group because I overslept. However, I watched some of the video by the CYC guy anyway and I look forward to the next meetup. In the meantime I signed up for the SF New Tech Meetup which might be fun…
We went to Chabot Science Center last night to see a planetarium show. G left early, but I liked it. I want to look at more astronomy stuff in relation to the crazy focus of the esoteric tradition. Microsoft has a free astronomy tool:
http://worldwidetelescope.org/ The lines at the telescopes were too long to get in. I missed my chance to see if saturn really was only white through a telescope.