Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory of Intelligence

This theory is based on neuropsychological analysis of human abilities (Gardner, 1983) It argues that intelligence falls into seven categories: linguistic intelligence, musical intellligence, logical/mathematical intelligence, spatial intelligence, bodily/kinaesthetic intelligence, and two types of personal intelligence.

Personal intelligence includes awareness of your own feelings and the ability to notice individual differences in other people and to react to them so that you aresocially aware.

According to Gardner all seven abiltities are well represented in the brain and brain damage will impair them.
e.g people with damage to the parietal lobe can show apraxia; an inability to perform sequences of skilled movement. People with damage to the right parietal lobe develop spatial neglect. Damage to the front lobe will cause difficulty in decision making and interpreting social situations correctly.