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Welcome to home of The MIDAS Profile!

Despite the COVID19 crisis much is happening. See brief updates below.
If you have questions about The MIDAS or MI neuroscience research, just ask.  MIDAS@miresearch.org


I am pleased to report that on Sept. 24th, 2021 the Association for Multiple Intelligences held a successful conference in the Netherlands.    I presented via Zoom along with many other excellent in-person authorities. Congratulations to the aMI leadership for carrying out this task despite the challenges presented by COVID restrictions.  Special thanks and kudos to Chairman Frits Schoeren for his heroic efforts!

Read more about it here:      https://www.stichtingami.nl/conferentie/



MIDAS@HOME guides parents and children in the creation of fun home-based learning activities.  Goals include: enhancing strengths; study strategies; and strength-based activities to build academic skills and career exploration.  The process begins with The MIDAS Profile that helps parents understand the unique multiple intelligences profiles of their child.


MIDAS Certification in Netherlands

aMI team members in the Netherlands — Frits Schoeren and Helga Hohn – are working on the development of certification guidelines and activities. These will ensure that The MIDAS is used and administered faithfully for the benefit of individuals and organizations. Currently, the Level 4: Master Mentor guidelines are under development.


C-MIDAS in Taiwan and Mainland China

Eric Lin And Wu-tien Wu at Psychological Publishing Company are working hard to bring the C-MIDAS simplified Chinese language version to mainland China that is valid and reliable. Stay tuned!









Neuroscience and Multiple Intelligences

What does the brain have to do  with it?

The 5 year investigation into the scientific bases for each of the multiple intelligences has uncovered a wealth of evidence supporting the neural coherence of each intelligence. This work refutes the common idea among MI critics that there is no empirical evidence supporting the validity of MI as a scientific theory.



RECENT PUBLICATIONS in these journals: Psychology and Education: International Jrnl., Roeper Review, Neuroscience and Psychology, Int’l Jrnl of Psychological Studies, Int’l Jrnl of Educational and Psych. Research, Jrnl of Intelligence, and Trends in Neuroscience and Education.

Shearer, C. B. (2020). The theory of multiple intelligences after 40 years: A scientific idea whose time has come or gone? Psychology and Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal,. 7, 487-494.  http://psychologyandeducation.net/pae/index.php/pae/article/view/74

Shearer, C. B. (2020). Multiple intelligences in gifted and talented education: Lessons learned from neuroscience after 35 Years. Roeper Review, 42(1)49 – 63.  https://doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2019.1690079 

Shearer, C. B. (2020). A resting state functional connectivity analysis of human intelligence: Broad theoretical and practical implications for multiple intelligences theory. Psychology & Neuroscience. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pne0000200

Shearer, C. B. (2019). A detailed neuroscientific framework for the multiple intelligences: Describing the neural components for specific skill units within each intelligence. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 11 (3). doi:10.5539/ijps.v11n3p1

Shearer, C. B. (2019). Working memory: Building blocks of intelligence or an incomplete model?   Towards a model of enhanced working memory informed by multiple intelligences theory. International Journal of Education and Psychological Research, 8 (2), 26 – 52. http://ijepr.org/volume.php?v=8&i=2

Shearer, C. B. (2018a). Multiple intelligences in teaching and education: Lessons learned from neuroscienceJournal of Intelligence, 6(3), 38. doi:10.3390/jintelligence6030038

Shearer, C. B. (2018b). The Tug of War is Over: Bridging between IQ and Multiple Intelligences. Association for Multiple Intelligences. Reijmerstok, Netherlands.

Shearer, B. & Karanian, J. M. (2017). The neuroscience of intelligence: Empirical support for the theory of multiple intelligences? Trends in Neuroscience and Education, 6, 211-223.    doi:10.1016/j.tine.2017.02.002    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211949317300030