With the singular, ambitious goal of understanding exactly how the brain works, the BRAIN Initiative was announced as one of Obama’s “Grand Challenges,” meant to be on par in scale and impact with the Human Genome Project.
Raven’s Matrices have long been a gold standard for psychologists needing to measure general intelligence. But the good ones, the ones scientists like to use, are too expensive for most research projects.
College education is too expensive, and textbooks are part of the problem. This is the thinking that motivated two psychologists to create an online platform to provide up-to-date, fully-customizable text books, for free.