| The material on this page and the pages to which it is linked were written more than
a decade ago. Much has changed since the time of writing, but much also remains the
same. Research in the area has proceeded slower than expected romantically but faster
than expected rationally. I remain optimistic.|
T here is a golden opportunity within reach, the kind of opportunity that comes along just a few times in a century. That opportunity is to bring together people dedicated to understanding human intelligence from the neuron level up to the manifestation of behavior.
We are on the verge of discoveries about human intelligence that are as important to understanding the way we think as the discovery of the structure of DNA was to molecular biology. Such discoveries can be made only once in the history of our species. We believe they can be made during the coming decade.