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Hi Jonathan, enjoyed the article and agree so much with what you're saying.

Re: spatial awareness, from what I understand on both a personal level and from what I understand of developmental psychology, I believe is not only a transferable skill, i.e. can be adapted and used across a wide range of knowledge and skill domains, but it's also highly "abstractable", i.e. spatial awareness can develop into higher orders of analytical and critical thinking, e.g. philosophy and the arts.

I wonder if we look into the personal histories of people with well developed spatial awareness, will we find patterns of significant activities from a young age in the arts, e.g. painting, drawing, making things, playing musical instruments, and/or creative writing?
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A ‘Rebel’ Without a Ph.D.@7homaslin's @QuantaMagazine interview with Freeman Dyson: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140326-a-rebel-without-a-ph-d/ …
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A conversation with Bryan Caplan, author of Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids, on the degree to which parents influence their child's success.
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How much do parents determine their child's success? A conversation with Bryan Caplan, author of Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/finding-the-next-einstein/201403/how-much-do-parents-determine-their-children-s-success
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Here's my latest, an op-ed with Christopher Chabris on how Google does select employees based on intelligence, despite what Thomas Friedman, Laszlo Bock etc. have said:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-chabris-google-intelligence-20140309,0,7897686.story#axzz2vNT38b1o
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Thanks to economics reporter Shaila Dewan, I had the chance to discuss the connection between SATs and selection for education and occupation for the New York Times Sunday Review!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/sunday-review/how-businesses-use-your-sats.html?_r=0
Grades are to getting in to college as test scores are to getting a job.
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Thanks to writer Kate Gammon, I recently had the chance to discuss the recent 2 year old Mensa tot for Popular Science. The article mentions the work of my late colleague Joe Fagan and his infant intelligence test.

http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/kinderlab/genius-tot?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=1&con=genius-as-a-tot
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