We know three things about intelligence. One, it's diverse.
We think about the world in all the ways that we experience it.
We think visually, we think in sound, we think kinesthetically.
We think in abstract terms, we think in movement.
Secondly, intelligence is dynamic.
If you look at the interactions of a human brain,
as we heard yesterday from a number of presentations, intelligence is wonderfully interactive.
The brain isn't divided into compartments.
In fact, creativity -- which I define as the process of having original ideas that have value
more often than not comes about through the interaction of different disciplinary ways of seeing things.
By the way, there's a shaft of nerves that joins the two halves of the brain called the corpus callosum. It's thicker in women.
Following off from Helen yesterday, this is probably why women are better at multi-tasking. Because you are, aren't you?
There's a raft of research, but I know it from my personal life.
If my wife is cooking a meal at home -- which is not often, thankfully.
No, she's good at some things, but if she's cooking, she's dealing with people on the phone,
she's talking to the kids, she's painting the ceiling, she's doing open-heart surgery over here.
If I'm cooking, the door is shut, the kids are out, the phone's on the hook, if she comes in I get annoyed.
I say, "Terry, please, I'm trying to fry an egg in here. Give me a break."
Actually, do you know that old philosophical thing, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody hears it, did it happen?
Remember that old chestnut? I saw a great t-shirt recently, which said,
"If a man speaks his mind in a forest, and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?"