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Where the standard approach in comparative neuroscience fails and where it works: General intelligence and brain asymmetries
Although brain size and the concept of intelligence have been extensively used in comparative neuroscience to study cognition and its evolution, such coarse-grained traits may not be informativeExpand
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What kind of kind is intelligence?
Abstract The model of human intelligence that is most widely adopted derives from psychometrics and behavioral genetics. This standard approach conceives intelligence as a general cognitive abilityExpand
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Beyond quantitative and qualitative traits: three telling cases in the life sciences
This paper challenges the common assumption that some phenotypic traits are quantitative while others are qualitative. The distinction between these two kinds of traits is widely influential inExpand
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From Obesity to Energy Metabolism: Ontological Perspectives on the Metrics of Human Bodies
In this paper, we aim at rethinking the concept of obesity in a way that better captures the connection between underlying medical aspects, on the one hand, and an individual’s developmental history,Expand
Effects of winter sea bathing on psychoneuroendocrinoimmunological parameters.
CONTEXT Many people claim winter sea bathing gives them energy and health. According to the psychoneuroendocrinoimmunology (PNEI) paradigm, the stress response elicited by cold water immersion couldExpand