Robert Plomin: Blueprint

Spectator Books | 24 October 2018 | 0h 35m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Behavioural geneticist Robert Plomin about his book “Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are,” in which he argues that it’s not only height and weight and skin colour that are heritable, but intelligence, TV-watching habits and the likelihood of getting divorced. Also discusses the risks of publishing the book, race and eugenics, and implications for the future of our data and medical care.

Dean Simonton on the Causes of Scientific and Artistic Genius

Rationally Speaking | 22 July 2018 | 1h 06m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Professor Dean Simonton, who has spent his life quantitatively studying geniuses, from Einstein to Mozart.

Richard Haier – The Neuroscience of Intelligence

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast | 4 June 2018 | 1h 25m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discussion with Richard Haier about the ideas in his book “The Neuroscience of Intelligence”. Covers the history of the politically-charged debate about intelligence. Research points to genetics playing a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood. Intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging.