Can the application of neuroscience to education be studied while maintaining every aspect of the scientific method used in neuroscience? Or, even more simply, can neuroscience be applied to education?
Understanding what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom is an old obsession of ours. The most frequent attribute we rely on to justify our supposed superiority is intelligence. Yet, how are we to compare the intelligence of species as different as humans, octopi or dolphins?
What is intelligence? In «The Measure of All Minds», José Hernández-Orallo ponders upon how we should measure human, animal, and artificial intelligence. The book tries to create connections between the evaluation of artificial intelligence, very primary at the moment, and the extensive tradition of evaluation
My thingy (a smartphone) is not smart. Versatile and fast, yes; intelligent, not at all. It controls a lot of routines and no reasoning. That is not intelligence.