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Are there any mental activities that can be detrimental for intelligence?

It is well known that we get better at the things we practice, but is it possible to stimulate the brain with activities in such a way that general or specific intelligence is weakened? Also, are ...
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Are results of various cognitive tests meaningless if the subject has achieved them through training?

What I mean by meaningless is whether or not they lose their predictive power outside of the specific test employed to evaluate some facet of cognition. I don't study the cognitive sciences, but ...
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Are there any cutting edge techniques that would enable one to acquire a foreign language at a relatively fast pace?

I am aware of immersion methods as well as mnemonics such as the one Daniel Tammet mentioned in Born on a Blue Day. I read that Kim Peek's lack of corpus callosum enabled his brain to absorb ...
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Is High IQ equivalently a disorder like Low IQ

I was reading on the increased likelihood of mental disorders with high IQ. Bad News for the Highly Intelligent. I'm not sure I buy into the arguments completely but it does make me think that High ...
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What is the neurobiological basis of Spearman general factor of intelligence?

I found a brief intro to the genetic factor of human intelligence: "Biology of human intelligence" by J A Böök (1976). Also it is known that gyrus hipocampii is basis of STM which have role ...
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Does Emotional Intelligence (EQ) demonstrate the Flynn Effect?

The Flynn Effect is a well-known phenomenon whereby Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test scores among the general public seem to rise over time. Does Emotional Intelligence (EQ) demonstrate the Flynn ...
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Evidence for existential depression as a distinct subtype?

Obviously the DSM doesn't see it as such, but the idea of Irvin D. Yalom appears to have some traction at least in magazines: Irving Yalom, in 1981, wrote about near necessity of an existential ...
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Intelligence Dataset

I'm looking for a standard and large dataset relating to cognitive performance. Ideally the data would look something like a standard IQ test, but including the raw answers, and designed to test more ...
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What role (if any) does verbal intelligence play in one's aptitude for science or mathematics?

I am looking for scientific literature that suggests a link between verbal intelligence (i.e. one's capacity for reading comprehension and use of language) and one's aptitude for working with or ...
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Are correlations between intelligence domains expected to increase or decrease over childhood and adolescence?

I've been reading a lot of different theories about how intelligence develops over childhood and adolescence, and I'm wondering about one specific aspect of it: The change or stability of the ...
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Do different ethnic groups have the same standard deviation of the IQ distribution?

There is a lot of research suggesting that different ethnic groups either within US or worldwide if all plotted together would have distributions of IQ with different averages. The reasons for that ...
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Is there a correlation between high verbal thinking and aphantasia?

People with high verbal thinking process almost all their thoughts in literal words. People with high verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically ...
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Any conclusive statement on the controversial book The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, an empirical study arguing for IQ correlations with success, genes and race apparently sparked a big controversy in the US since 1992 ...
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Is type-II error correlated to g?

IQ tests often feature puzzles where the subject must identify and extrapolate a pattern in a sequence of symbols. One might hypothesize that someone who is good at doing that would also be good at ...
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Is a deeper capability of feeling emotions linked to a higher intellectual intelligence?

Kazimierz Dąbrowski, in his Positive disintegration theory talks about overexcitability as the most evident aspect of developmental potential. He distinguishes five types of overexcitabilties: ...
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Chess performance and IQ

Are there formal studies relating chess performance (e.g. ELO) and IQ? I found a proposed Levitt equation (also mentioned in thechessworld): Elo ~ (10 x IQ) + 1000 ...
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What does 'Taxonimize' mean here?

I was reading a news article about increasing IQ and one psychologist wrote Many of the changes in IQ are correlated to changes in schooling. One way that school increases IQ is to teach children ...
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Difference between forms of Culture Fair Intelligence Test (CFIT) scale 3

I would really like to know what are the differences between the form A and form B of Cattell's Culture Fair Intelligence Test scale 3? To my knowledge (reading the "methods" section in the ...
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What method(s) are available which demonstrably increase a person's g factor, (assuming such are available)?

Following up on this question: What method(s) are available which demonstrably increase a person's* g factor, (assuming such are available)? (*if a specific target individual is necessary to respond ...
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What are the average raw scores, and standard deviations for the WAIS-IV subtests?

What are the average raw scores, and standard deviations for the WAIS-IV subtests (scores are normalized)? For example, the digit symbol task gives you 120 seconds to substitute as many digits for ...
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Does education improve 'g'?

It is, I believe, well known that education improves iq scores. Does it improve 'g'? the association of education with improved cognitive test scores is not mediated by g, but consists of direct ...
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How does intelligence differ from predictive ability?

Is intelligence merely a predictive tool? We conceptualize situations using a predictive-based statistical framework since every fact/factor cannot be accounted for. This framework is reinforced when ...
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Are there any ways to naturally speed up my reaction speed without any drugs?

I play a lot of video-games and did some research online and came to the conclussion that a certain set of things are linked to an above average reaction speed and an general improved cognitive ...
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Is your fluid intelligence malleable in the positive side?

I was going through this and it struck me that your raw IQ reaches its peak somewhere between 18 and 21. I came across the following article which says meditation could be very helpful to boost your ...
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Timing mental arithmetic training for specific event

A test will take place in two months time. It will take place on 12:00 PM, and the test takes one hour. One has to perform tasks such as a basic IQ test, mental arithmetic and solving a sudoku. These ...
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Is there any evidence that the Dunning-Kruger Effect applies to self-appraisals of soundness or reasonableness of judgement?

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is the peculiar phenomenon wherein those with the lowest ability also have impaired metacognition, resulting in a peculiar overestimation of their ability e.g. stupid person ...
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Correlation of g and Honesty, Rationality, etc?

Are there any meta-analyses reporting the correlations of g (IQ, general mental ability) with: Honesty-Humility (e.g. in HEXACO model). I know Conscientiousness (of Big Five) generally has zero ...
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Are there dual-process IQ tests?

I mean tests that try to measure system 1 and system 2 performance separately, but more than short lists of trick questions which unfortunately seem to make the bulk of the empirical work in this dual-...
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In I.Q. and Cognitive Tests, What Sequence Patterns Should be Applied?

Nearly every I.Q. and Cognitive test seems to ask questions for the "next item in the sequence". But, there just seems to be so many possibilities, and I can usually find a way that all of the ...
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Changing Voluntary to Involuntary by will

As we all know, certain actions like, blinking of eye breathing all happen involuntarily, and we have the option to control them voluntarily as well(holding breath etc..) when needed. But, once we ...
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The NART as a measure of premorbid IQ in serious mental illness

How reliable is National Adult Reading Test in estimating premorbid IQ in schizophrenia? Is it compromised if the difference between current IQ and the NART is a standard deviation or more?
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Why did studies find a within-person correlation between IQ and agreeableness but not between-person?

Bartels, 2012 found a correlation of 0.21 in what I understand to be within-person correlations (when one trait increased throughout life, the other did as well), however the between-person ...
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Which constitutes fluid intelligence more, inductive or deductive reasoning?

What is the correlation between these types of reasoning with fluid intelligence? Deductive reasoning is closely related to logic and mathematical proof whereas inductive reasoning is more of a ...
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How is the mean for the Cattell IQ tests calculated?

British Mensa uses Cattell Culture Fair and Cattell III B tests. The Cattell Culture Fair Test has a mean and SD of 100 and 16 respectively. The Cattell III B has a mean and SD of 100 and 24 ...
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Any neuroscience related intelligence theories?

Correlations between biological measurements and intelligence has been made in the past, e.g. blood flow or metrics like cortex size, though are there any specific neuroscience related intelligence ...
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How is the weight of Weschler subscales calculated towards general IQ?

How do the Wechsler IQ (e.g. WAIS III) tests indices (e.g. verbal IQ, performance IQ) and sub-scales contribute to overall IQ? What are the weights of each? If a person scores above 99.9th (maximum) ...
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Is Flynn adjustment for IQ scores viable?

I was IQ tested with a test battery that was normed 27 years ago when i was 8 (WISC-R)(It was normed 27 years ago when I was 8). My Verbal IQ score was 122 and my Performance IQ score was 130. I found ...
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Is it possible, on an individual level, that someones fluid intelligence can "spike" in ones early twenties?

I think IQ and fluid intelligence are interrelated enough that I can use them interchangeably. I was wondering if on an individual level, if it was possible that ones IQ can jump a certain amount of ...
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Are there any approaches to measuring “physical”/“neurophysiological” aspects of one's intellectual tone/state of fluid intelligence?

Is it possible to measure/approximate/estimate intelligence with a physiological metric? What I mean is, if I put it correctly: to measure/estimate short-term memory capacity/long-term memory ...
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Are there scientific works that analyze the perception of intelligence?

Are there scientific works that analyze the social and/or psychological perception of intelligence, including the perception of any non-human intelligence: animal intelligence or computer intelligence?...
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Integrative Complexity and Intelligence

In this paper a leading researcher on Integrative Complexity suggests that it's only weakly connected to intelligence. Is this disputed in any papers? A friend with Master's in Neurophilosophy is ...
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Is wisdom one type of intelligence, or distinct from it?

I am not sure whether this is the best stack exchange for this question, but I couldn't think of a better one. I subscribe to the theory that there are multiple types of intelligence. Is wisdom one ...
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Recomendations for an intelligence test

Is there any culture-fair intelligence test, that is not of public knowledge (that is, the answers can be easily viewed online, or has been used extensively to the point it lacks validity), that doesn'...
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Compression of logical steps; multiple logical steps squeezed into one logical jump

I have read somewhere that as intelligence increases, more and more logical steps are chunked together, so as to allow for greater logical jumps. When doing mathematics, the different levels of "...
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How was the infant IQ test applied to Koko?

Apparently, a Gorilla named Koko took a number of IQ tests and scored an average of 80, their full range of scores being 70 to 95. The test used was the Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale. I don't ...
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A primitive model or way of describing the "functionality" of intelligence

I spent quite a bit of time philosophizing about what intelligence actually (as in function-wise is) and I came to the conclusion that it consists of two (or so) properties Number of operations per ...
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In non-human animals, does general intelligence apply?

In humans, there is this concept of general intelligence, which says that if someone is smarter than you then they are smarter than you at all activities that rely on intelligences. Do other animals ...
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Comparison of Grey Matter in regards to "Intelligence"?

Wasn't able to find anything - I'm writing an article about the associations between cortical grey matter and scores on cognitive Intelligence tests. There are lots of good resources which argue and ...
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What is the highest SAT score on record for someone with moderate intellectual disability?

What is the highest SAT score on record for someone with moderate intellectual disability? The SAT standard deviation is 217 points, which means that most people scored within 217 points of the mean ...
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