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Todd Suomela

More Evidence That Intelligence Is Largely Inherited: Researchers Find That Genes Deter... - 0 views

  • In a study published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience, UCLA neurology professor Paul Thompson and colleagues used a new type of brain-imaging scanner to show that intelligence is strongly influenced by the quality of the brain's axons, or wiring that sends signals throughout the brain. The faster the signaling, the faster the brain processes information. And since the integrity of the brain's wiring is influenced by genes, the genes we inherit play a far greater role in intelligence than was previously thought.
    Intriguing article but frustratingly vague on the measurements used for intelligence testing. Apparently HARDI (High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging) can measure the diffusion of water through the brain, especially myelin. In yet another twin study (n=46 pairs) there appears to be a correlation between diffusion speed and intelligence.
Pedro Quevedo

Psychology at it's best - 25 views

That looks interesting, I'll have to check it out after my AP psych test . *Bookmarked Silvia Fern wrote: > Have you read Us and Them: The Science of Identity? It was an awesome book and it was th...

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Hilco Blok

Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: Ariew on the Controversy over the European Journal ... - 0 views

    Roger Ariew (South Florida) has kindly supplied some additional detail about the European initiative to rank journals, to which we alluded before. Professor Ariew writes:The ERIH (European Reference Index for the Humanities) is an attempt by the European Science Foundation...
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