Genetics and general cognitive ability (g)

@article{Plomin2002GeneticsAG,
  title={Genetics and general cognitive ability (g)},
  author={Robert Plomin and Frank M. Spinath},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={169-176}
}
Two recent articles in this journal made the case for the existence and importance of g and reviewed research on cognitive and psychophysical correlates of psychometric g. This review considers g from a genetic perspective. Multivariate genetic research indicates that g accounts for nearly all of the genetic variance of diverse psychometric cognitive tests (genetic g). Recent research suggests not only that elementary cognitive tasks are genetically linked to psychometric g but also that… Expand
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