Science Daily: Cognitive abilities seem to reinforce each other in adolescence

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related, which allows researchers to summarize people’s skills on a wide range of domains as one factor, known as ‘g’ or ‘general intelligence.’ Despite this, the mechanisms underlying ‘g’ remain somewhat mysterious. In a new study, scientists use longitudinal data to directly compare different proposed explanations for the phenomenon of ‘g.’ (August 14, 2017)

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