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Intelligence among University Scientists

Naturevolume 213pages441443 (1967) | Download Citation

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Studies on the deviation IQ of scientists at the University of Cambridge show that there is a considerable variation among scientists. However, IQ seems not to be related to success as a scientist, provided that it is greater than a certain threshold which varies according to the particular scientific discipline.

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    Wechsler, D., Manual for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (The Psychological Corporation, New York, 1955).

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  1. Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

    • JOHN GIBSON
    •  & PHYLLIS LIGHT

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