fluid intelligence

The ability to form concepts, reason and identify similarities; it is intuitive and represents the activity involved when forming new mental structures rather than making use of old ones. It includes the ability to see complex relationships and solve problems, and it can decline with age if not 'exercised'

flu·id in·tel·li·gence

(flūid in-teli-jĕns)
Ability to reason quickly and think abstractly; a combination of reasoning and abstract thought
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The holy grail of the latest strand of neuroscience is to understand how we can increase our so-called fluid intelligence - our underlying capacity to hold information in conscious memory and then manipulate it in order to solve complex problems or come up with new ideas.
2) Fluid intelligence (Fluid Intelligence Index or FII).
Fluid intelligence relates to our ability to reason and solve problems, while crystallised intelligence is basically what we know (the knowledge we hold in our memories) and the ability to apply this to new problems.
" While fluid intelligence increases during childhood development, peaks in our mid-20s and thenDavid says crystallised intelligence can go on accumulating throughout life.
The tasks assessed their convergent thinking (the identification of a single solution to a problem), their fluid intelligence (the capacity to reason and solve new problems) and their divergent thinking (the ability to recognise many possible solutions).
Fluid intelligence " thinking quickly and recalling information " is thought to peak in our 20s and slowly decline.
They also will examine how the quality of the neural representations is related to various measures of cognitive abilities, such as spatial ability or fluid intelligence.
Although the cognitive functioning of employees may be operationalized in many ways, we suggest to concentrate on 2 important human cognitive characteristics, mainly fluid intelligence and working memory capacity.
Spectro Scientific president and CEO Brian Mitchell said, TruVu 360 solutions represent a breakthrough in real-time fluid intelligence through its seamless, enterprise-wide integration of hardware, software, and services.
The sRPM was selected due to its cultural non-specificity, lack of reliance on literacy, and its validity as a proxy of fluid intelligence (Carpenter, Just, & Shell, 1990; Cattell, 1963).
BPR-5 is an instrument for assessment of cognitive abilities which provides estimates of the general cognitive functioning and of the strengths and weaknesses in five specific fields, namely: (a) Abstract Reasoning (AR), composed of 25 items, with a time limit of 12 minutes, associated with fluid intelligence. It indicates the ability to establish abstract relations in new situations for which there is little previously learned knowledge; b) Verbal Reasoning (VR), composed of 25 items, with a time limit of 10 minutes.