Intellectual ability and cortical development in children and adolescents

@article{Shaw2006IntellectualAA,
  title={Intellectual ability and cortical development in children and adolescents},
  author={P. Shaw and D. Greenstein and J. Lerch and L. Clasen and R. Lenroot and N. Gogtay and A. Evans and J. Rapoport and J. Giedd},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={440},
  pages={676-679}
}
Children who are adept at any one of the three academic ‘R's (reading, writing and arithmetic) tend to be good at the others, and grow into adults who are similarly skilled at diverse intellectually demanding activities. [...] Key Result Using a longitudinal design, we find a marked developmental shift from a predominantly negative correlation between intelligence and cortical thickness in early childhood to a positive correlation in late childhood and beyond.Expand
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