‘THE UPLIFT PROJECT’ Explains Link Between Intelligence, Longevity

After numerous years administering aid projects in Asia and then conducting research in the neurosciences, R. Robert Holson, Ph.D. unveils in his book “THE UPLIFT PROJECT” (published by Xlibris) a proposal for a breathtaking thousand-year project for the increase of longevity and intelligence in humans, select animal species (including dogs, dolphins, chimps and Asian elephants) and computers.

An excerpt from “THE UPLIFT PROJECT” reads:

Humanity has quite unintentionally achieved a high level of intelligence, linked to spoken language. This intellect has given us mastery of the planet but seems inadequate to prevent overpopulation, resource depletion, global warming, and perhaps even extinction.


By R. Robert Holson, Ph.D.

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 336 pages | ISBN9781514456903

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 336 pages | ISBN 9781514456897

E-Book | 336 pages | ISBN 9781514456880

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About the Author

R. Robert Holson, Ph.D. was born on an army base in 1941. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Asian history from the University of California at Berkeley. He then joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in India, where he met his wife Andrea, also a Peace Corps volunteer. Holson is fluent in written and spoken Hindi, and comfortable in scientific German and Spanish. He obtained a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle. Holson then conducted neuroscience research for some 13 years at the National Center for Scientific Research in Arkansas, followed by almost as many years as professor and researcher in the Department of Psychology at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro where he retired as departmental chair. During his second career, Holson published over 80 scientific articles. After retirement, he researched and wrote “THE UPLIFT PROJECT” while dividing his time between grandchildren in Seattle and homes in Socorro and the historic town of Alamos in Mexico.

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