Next Article in Journal
Future Efforts in Flynn Effect Research: Balancing Reductionism with Holism
Next Article in Special Issue
Zeroing in on the Genetics of Intelligence
Previous Article in Journal
The Flynn Effect in Families: Studies of Register Data on Norwegian Military Conscripts and Their Families
Previous Article in Special Issue
A New Era of Intelligence Research
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessComment
J. Intell. 2014, 2(3), 119-121;

Are Humans the Most Intelligent Species?

Departments of Neurobiology, and Psychology and Neurosciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27713, USA
Received: 11 July 2014 / Revised: 9 September 2014 / Accepted: 10 September 2014 / Published: 22 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligence, Where to Look, Where to Go?)
Full-Text   |   PDF [159 KB, uploaded 22 September 2014]


Hunt and Jaeggi [1] nicely summarize the point that within the academic field of intelligence, we do not have a commonly understandable definition of what intelligence is. Still the term is used extensively and with consensus to the effect that humans are the most intelligent species. An example is given of this problem, and a definition and solution are suggested. View Full-Text
Keywords: intelligence; definition of intelligence; species differences intelligence; definition of intelligence; species differences
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Erickson, R.P. Are Humans the Most Intelligent Species? J. Intell. 2014, 2, 119-121.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
J. Intell. EISSN 2079-3200 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top