most often associated with what we call “scientific thinking.” Dr.
Spock on Star Trek is a classic example of this intelligence. It is
activated in situations requiring problem-solving or meeting a new
challenge. It also involves the capacity to recognize patterns, to
work with abstract symbols,and to discern relationships between
distinct pieces of information.
Tips to awaken your own LogicSmart:
• Create a four-point outline on your hobby with each
point having four sub-points, and each sub-point having four more
• Practice analytical thinking by comparing and contrasting two objects,
by listing the pluses and minuses for two opposing viewpoints, or by
classifying a brainstorm list into categories.
• Create a convincing, rational explanation for something that is
totally absurd; for example, the benefits of the square basketball.
• Participate in a project requiring the use of the “scientific method.”
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