Brain Structure/Intelligence

MOFFAT at sscl.uwo.ca MOFFAT at sscl.uwo.ca
Mon Dec 18 11:23:18 EST 1995


In article <4apv20$f91 at fremont.ohsu.edu> Matt Jones <jonesmat at ohsu.edu> writes:
>From: Matt Jones <jonesmat at ohsu.edu>
>Subject: Re: Brain Structure/Intelligence
>Date: 14 Dec 1995 19:48:16 GMT


>Could someone please elaborate on what is meant by "g"?

>Thanks, 
>-Matt

`g' is basically a concept developed in psychology to explain the tendency for 
performance on cognitive tests to be fairly highly correlated with each other 
regardless of what aspect of cognition they are measuring.  that is, people 
who score high on one cognitive test tend to score high on lots of other 
cognitive tests as well...people who score low one cognitive test tend score 
low on other cognitive tests.  
the `g' refers to a `general' intelligence factor on cognitive tests.

scott moffat   



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