Battle of the Brains
Can you think of 100 different uses for a sock? How would you cope with glasses that turn everything upside down? What's your emotional intelligence? Can you create a work of art in 10 minutes? Horizon takes seven people who are some of the highest flayers in their field: a musical prodigy, a quantum physicist, an artist, a dramatist, an RAF fighter pilot, a chess grandmaster and a Wall Street trader, and puts them through a battery of tests to measure their intelligence. Who is the most intelligent?
The principle way that we measure intelligence, the IQ test, is based on research done before even Einstein was in his prime. Because these tests label us with a single number they are still a popular and convenient way to divide people into clever clogs and dunces. But most psychologists agree that they only tell half the story, at most. Where they disagree is how we measure intelligence, for the very good reason that they still don't know exactly what it is.
Horizon looks for evidence of intelligence in the brain, in our genes and in our upbringing and tests some of the latest theories using them to see which of the seven has the highest intelligence. Wall Street Trader, Nathan Hasselbauer has an IQ of 167, but is he creative? Artist Stella Vine left school at 13 how would she know the distance from London to Hong Kong? Dramatist and critic Bonnie Greer has got a great vocabulary, but what's she like at inductive logic?
really interesting and was shocked at the end
learned alot about iq that i didnt know
i hope i am intelligent
Very fascinating video
I thought this video was very fascinating and it helped me learn a lot about IQ differences among people.
Good way to measure the difference of IQ with different people with different jobs, interesting way too
Very fascinating video, I wonder how well I would do on those tests
I found it very interesting and informative.
I agree with Gardner on the circumstantial and cultural significance of intelligence. Overall, I thought it was a very insightful video that provided a new perspective of things that I might not have considered before
Interesting topic that I've never thought about before.
I thought the different series of tests were interesting
This was really interesting to watch!!
this documentary was very interesting because if the different tests that they ran
I would have never thought that getting a cork out of a bottle would be a test given to someone, so cool!!
I was so interested in how intelligence can be measured.
Pretty cool and very interesting
super interesting to learn more about this topic
I aspire to be like Seth
very interesting to see how each person did in the different sections
Very interesting, I liked Gardner's comment on football player and how IQ is more dependent on our society.
I thought the tests were very unique and interesting.
I thought that it was really interesting to compare people of different professional backgrounds and see what influence that had on their intelligence.
I thought it was very interesting to learn about
Wow! Great stuff! Glad I watched this!
I thought it was interesting.
I found the video very interesting.
I thought the cork in the bottle test was very interesting.
pretty cool, thought that it'd be nice to see how i'd do in those tests
I thought this was an interesting video and brought up a topic that I had never thought that deeply about before
I found it really interesting how they used both IQ and E IQ and how they explained multiple intelligences.
I thought it was very interesting.
The theory of multiple intelligences is really fascinating and shows how drastic the results of different tests can be.
A nice documentary I love watching all the iq tests and seeing the art!
It was really interesting to see how varied the results were in each test and the final results of the tests
A very interesting documentary I loved how they all performed so many IQ tests .
How is she an artist but placed third on the art competition
Responding to mr savages comment on the musical prodigy, did you not see the scene where he is shown playing piano? And he is singing opera, not just your average pop singer.
I believe the scores on their tests were fixed so that they could ultimately prove their point in the end (Intelligence cannot be measured by a traditional IQ test). How did they calculate 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and what were the actual scores?
I agree with the underlying message here. However, we shouldn't fight fire with fire. Why use the same tactics that originators of the IQ test used to prove a contrary point? All-in-all, intelligence (nor success) can be measured by a test. We are each a unique product of BOTH our genetics AND our environment or experiences. Some geniuses are born and some are made. That's life!
Instead of trying so hard to predict who will be a genius we ought to make every effort to nurture genius and creativity whenever and wherever possible.
Fantastic documentarym, alslo the new site design is really good, well done mate, if there were some kind of website awards this would definately win in it's given catagory.
@ Mr Savage, that kid wasn't just a singer, he was a composer who knew many different forms of musical media
@8:39, I want that painting so bad!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!
The artist is cute.
Gardner's theories by the way have absolutely never been confirmed via peer-reviewed publication. It's a just-so story that has become very popular but it backed by no good proof.
Really good documentary, the people involved and the makers of the documentary knew this series of tests wasn't the end all be all, they mention that many times and even finish the documentary stating that. WATCH THE WHOLE THING! It was definitely an interesting watch :)
Out of challenge born of desire and nessity comes the conception of that which is different.
Thought released to act upon itself will return in manifestation glorified and in a form more magnificent then the limited focused mind can imagine.
An introduction to answers provide mankind a method of learning and knowing until new evolved answers apply, do tests?
Should have been titled 'How to breed intellectual bullies and divide society'.
well just so everyone doesnt think im biased, i went to public education and community college, but i think creativity was the sole cause of humans dominating neanderthal and once we had no competators, we turned our creativity to make tools better and more efficient to help build on society. but not just that, we have been creative enough to ask the question, why are we here, where did we come from, what is our purpose. but because our creativity is so diverse and covers so many areas, because even designing a new intersection needs creative thinking, that it would be impossible to messure completely.