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G explained.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8771056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents the hypothesis that the general factor, g, which emerges from psychometric batteries and which has been equated with general intelligence, is the result of a physical brain feature which enhances neural network efficiency and is determined for the brain in general. This conception of intelligence provides a resolution of the unity-versus-modularity debate in the intelligence field and yields specific predictions as to the nature and kind of brain features that will be found to provide a physical explanation for g. To avoid nosological confusion, it is suggested that 'n' be used to represent the neurological concept of general intelligence while 'g' should continue to denote the general factor emerging from mathematical analyses of mental test batteries.
B Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0306-9877     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-10     Completed Date:  1996-12-10     Revised Date:  2008-08-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  602-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294-0007, USA. BrittUAB@AOL.COM
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MeSH Terms
Brain / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Intelligence / physiology*
Models, Neurological
Models, Psychological*
Nerve Net / anatomy & histology,  physiology

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