If you’re good at finding the one right answer to life’s multiple-choice questions, you’re smart. But intelligence is what you need when contemplating the leftovers in the refrigerator, trying to figure out what might go with them. William H. Calvin is a theoretical neurophysiologist at the University of Washington in Seattle. His book How Brains Think is one of the best written books on the subject.

Brain scans have been developed which it is claimed can predict what a person is about to do. German, British and Japanese scientists were able to “read minds” using sophisticated functional magnetic imaging (fMRI) and computer programs.

Current Biology reported people were asked to think about adding or subtracting – scientists were able to read intentions in 70% of cases.  More on this …