The neuroscience of human intelligence differences

  title={The neuroscience of human intelligence differences},
  author={I. Deary and L. Penke and W. Johnson},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • I. Deary, L. Penke, W. Johnson
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience is contributing to an understanding of the biological bases of human intelligence differences. This work is principally being conducted along two empirical fronts: genetics — quantitative and molecular — and brain imaging. Quantitative genetic studies have established that there are additive genetic contributions to different aspects of cognitive ability — especially general intelligence — and how they change through the lifespan. Molecular genetic studies have yet to identify… CONTINUE READING
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