intelligence http://iowapublicradio.org en The Brilliance of Winged Rats http://iowapublicradio.org/post/brilliance-winged-rats <p>Many Iowans find the common pigeon, or <a href="http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/rock_pigeon/id">rock dove</a>, a pest and call them "winged rats." However, this bird's brain is deceptively clever.</p><p><a href="http://www.uiowa.edu/~fyi/issues/issues2007_v44/04212008/profiles.html">Ed Wasserman</a> runs the <a href="http://www2.psychology.uiowa.edu/faculty/wasserman/">Comparative Cognition Laboratory</a> at the University of Iowa. Wasserman is world renowned for his work in animal intelligence, including proving that pigeons recognize individual human faces.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:19:33 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 37112 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Brilliance of Winged Rats 'Genius 101' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/genius-101 <p>Dennis Reese guest hosts this talk with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dean</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Simonton, a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California-Davis</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Simonton was recently visiting the University of Iowa, and he describes his research as the "cognitive, dispositional, developmental, and socio-cultural factors behind eminence, giftedness, and talent."</span></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:58:35 +0000 Dennis Reese 34189 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'Genius 101'