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Looking Down on Human IntelligenceFrom Psychometrics to the Brain$
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Ian Deary

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524175

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524175.001.0001

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The discriminating mind

The discriminating mind

Intelligence and sensory discrimination in the early twentieth century, and the more recent rise of joint experimental–differential approaches to human mental ability differences

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(p.65) 3 The discriminating mind
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Looking Down on Human Intelligence
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524175.003.0003

This chapter discusses the origins and early research on the idea that intelligence differences are related to sensory discrimination. In particular well-known work by Spearman and Burt is featured.

Keywords:   sensory discrimination, intelligence, Spearman, Burt

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