General intelligence is a source of individual differences between species: Solving an anomaly

Michael A. Woodley Of Menie, Heitor B.F. Fernandes, Jan Te Nijenhuis, Mateo Peñaherrera-Aguirre, Aurelio J Figueredo

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Burkart et al. present a paradox - general factors of intelligence exist among individual differences (g) in performance in several species, and also at the aggregate level (G); however, there is ambiguous evidence for the existence of g when analyzing data using a mixed approach, that is, when comparing individuals of different species using the same cognitive ability battery. Here, we present an empirical solution to this paradox.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e223
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Volume40
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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General intelligence is a source of individual differences between species : Solving an anomaly. / Woodley Of Menie, Michael A.; Fernandes, Heitor B.F.; Te Nijenhuis, Jan; Peñaherrera-Aguirre, Mateo; Figueredo, Aurelio J.

In: The Behavioral and brain sciences, Vol. 40, 01.01.2017, p. e223.

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Woodley Of Menie, Michael A. ; Fernandes, Heitor B.F. ; Te Nijenhuis, Jan ; Peñaherrera-Aguirre, Mateo ; Figueredo, Aurelio J. / General intelligence is a source of individual differences between species : Solving an anomaly. In: The Behavioral and brain sciences. 2017 ; Vol. 40. pp. e223.
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