In all the furore surrounding Boris Johnson's comments on IQ, one of the many respects in which he was utterly wrong has been barely mentioned. In fairness, this isn't entirely Johnson's fault. It is an endemic misunderstanding, the assumption that people with IQs over 130 are likely to sail through life, effortlessly achieving "success". It's been good to see neuroscience getting a popular airing this week. One can certainly complain that a study from the University of Pennsylvania into mental illness in children and young adults, widely reported as having demonstrated brain differences between males and females, has been "reduced to pop psychology". But, in truth, neuroscience does not penetrate our general culture nearly enough. Even experienced psychologists, let alone "pop" ones, often fail to understand how high intelligence can isolate people, especially children. Yet, neuroscience tells us the difference between "normal" and "gifted" brains is significant. A 2006 study from the … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson missed the point on IQ – gifted children are failed by the system
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Men and women. Sometimes we look into each other's eyes and think: "You are more inexplicable to me than one of those creatures that crawl along the ocean floor." In relationships of all kinds men and women often end up exasperated with the perceived irrationality not just of the person they are dealing with, but their entire gender. Men's magazines feature articles written by women giving "the female perspective". Women's magazines feature articles telling their readers "what men really think", as if the final copy had been approved by all the blokes of the world sitting down together over a beer in their basement den. On a darker note, the "battle of the sexes" lies behind female genital mutilation, the casting aside of baby girls by those who want boys or the trafficking of young brides. Too often, the other gender is one to be worked out, understood and then, for some, defeated. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania looks to have added fuel to the "Men are from Mars, … [Read more...] about So, men and women’s brains are wired differently – but it’s not that simple
BRITNEY Spears became an instant pop icon when she released her track ...Baby One More Time in 1998. At many times during her career she has suffered a number of highly publicised personal struggles, including an admission into a mental health facility in April 2019. How old is Britney Spears and what's her background? Britney Jean Spears was born on December 2, 1981, in McComb, Mississippi, U.S. The 37-year-old burst onto the music scene as a teenager with the release of the Number One single ...Baby One More Time which featured the now-iconic music video of Britney as a Catholic schoolgirl. She has since become one of the world's best-selling music artists - with the release of nine studio albums, a Grammy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Six of Britney's first seven albums reached Number One on the US Billboard 200 and her 2004 perfume brand has also generated sales of over one billion.What age are Britney Spears' sons? Britney has two sons, Jayden James, and … [Read more...] about Why did Britney Spears shave her head and how old are her children?
A drug-crazed thug who brutally bashed a female paramedic who tried to help him believed if he took enough drugs he could 'reach another dimension'. James Haberfield, 22, punched Monica Woods in the face after consuming 'a cornucopia' of drugs at Victoria's Rainbow Serpent festival in January. In August, Haberfield became the first person under new Victorian laws to be slapped with a compulsory treatment order for attacking emergency workers. However he avoided a minimum six-month jail term when Magistrate Simon Zebrowski accepted the woman basher had an 'impaired mental state' that had more to do with a pre-existing autism spectrum disorder and major depressive disorder than the drug cocktail he'd consumed. Paramedic Monica Woods leaves the County Court of Victoria on Wednesday after hearing her attacker believed he could 'reach another dimension' by taking drugs Thug James Haberfield believes drugs can evolve' him to reach another dimension. The court heard he … [Read more...] about Drug fiend who bashed a female paramedic while she was trying to help him claims he was trying to get so high he could ‘reach the next level of evolution’
When Hana Awwad moved to New York with her husband, the couple were looking forward to starting their new life together. But within months, Hana was a prisoner in her apartment, unable to touch anyone or be touched. Although she didn’t realise it at the time, the 39-year-old was suffering from severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) , which would become so all-consuming that she would be unable to even be in the same room as her husband Hassan. It was August 2016 when the newlyweds upped sticks for America, where Hassan, a dentist, was studying. “It was stressful because we were constantly travelling between New York and Canada, where Hassan was from, then every few months I would come home to visit family and friends in the UK,” says Hana, formerly a paediatric doctor. “In America, I couldn’t work because I didn’t have the necessary visas, so there was nothing for me to do. I lived there for nine months and became very ill, … [Read more...] about Woman couldn’t be in same room as her husband for two years due to severe OCD