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Brain development and IQ

Nature volume 440, pages 619620 (30 March 2006) | Download Citation

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If intelligence is partly determined by our genes, how does brain development relate to IQ? An attempt to answer this question measures the size of the outer layer of the brain, the cortex, with surprising results.

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  1. Richard Passingham is in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK. dick.passingham@psy.ox.ac.uk

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