Genes, evolution and intelligence.

@article{Bouchard2014GenesEA,
  title={Genes, evolution and intelligence.},
  author={Thomas J. Bouchard},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={
          549-77
        }
}
I argue that the g factor meets the fundamental criteria of a scientific construct more fully than any other conception of intelligence. I briefly discuss the evidence regarding the relationship of brain size to intelligence. A review of a large body of evidence demonstrates that there is a g factor in a wide range of species and that, in the species studied, it relates to brain size and is heritable. These findings suggest that many species have evolved a general-purpose mechanism (a general… CONTINUE READING
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