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Researchers for the first time identified ten genetic variations (alleles) that in combination had an impressive .9 correlation with IQ. East Asian populations (Japanese, Chinese) had the highest average frequency of “beneficial” alleles (39%), followed by Europeans (35.5%) and sub-Saharan Africans (16.4%) (AmRen, 11 i).


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Monday, May 27, 2013
‘SCIENTISTS’ DEBATE BANNING RACE & IQ RESEARCH  

In the aftermath of Dr Jason Richwine being sacked as a columnist as it was discovered his Harvard PhD thesis had backed London School ideas (on race, heredity and IQ), America’s august Scientific American solemnly discussed whether such research should be banned – though settling for concluding that it be just declared “irrelevant” by pontiffs (16 v).

French lawmakers threw in their own two penn’orth by voting to delete any mentions of ‘race’ in French documents and lawbooks (France24, 17 v) – in line with the aspirations of socialist President Hollande (the most unpopular French leader since records began).

{Did the enthusiasm for cheating have implications for how China’s children had achieved world-beating results on IQ tests? If so, it might help explain how measured Chinese IQ had long been notably unmatched by real creative achievements in art, literature, music, science or philosophy…}

IQ: NEW LINK TO SENSORY RT  

Research by Michael Melnick et al. at Rochester University, NY, found impressive correlations of around .60 between intelligence (ranging from IQ 75 to 140) and the ability to stay focussed on a small moving foreground object while ignoring the distraction of bigger objects moving in the background (published in Current Biology  -- see EurekAlert, 23 v; Sci-News, 27 v).

This was almost the first confirmation* and extension in a decade of the idea (advanced by Galton and Spearman and fleshed out in Inspection Time (IT) work) that IQ had a relatively simple basis in efficiency of information intake, even of sensory information.

Confirmation of Brand's claim of a specially high IT/IQ correlation in the lower-IQ range had been provided in Tucker-Drob, 2009, Developmental Psychology (Wapedia, April 2011: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G_factor_(psychometrics)#3.)

IQ IMPORTANCE FOR SKILL ADMITTED  

In unusual contradiction of the vast weight of psychobabbling opinion, David Hambrick and colleagues at Michigan State University reported from a meta-analysis that practice differences  (even when big) accounted for only 30% of variation in success in chess and music while some 60% was explained by “general intelligence” and “innate ability” (and a little by the age at which practice started) (Medical Daily, 22 v – which said the new study had been published in Intelligence, 2013).

According to Hambrick, no matter how many hours you clock in, mastery may come down to what you were born with or developed very early in life. Practice, according to Hambrick (as to traditional wisdom), helps only once you've been steered in a direction where you have a realistic chance of becoming an expert.


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seneca Post time: 2014-11-18 18:59
That  was old news. Even Mao said all the time, "We Chinese have the highest IQ among all primates ...

Seneca, this thread did not cite a source.  Can you post the source to these genetic findings please?

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jordan_c_fan Post time: 2014-11-19 10:32
High IQ were inherited from all the genes and the ways they complement each other.  Not one or a f ...

I inherited a few jeans from my parents; but they ended up not fitting.

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seneca Post time: 2014-11-18 18:59
That  was old news. Even Mao said all the time, "We Chinese have the highest IQ among all primates ...

I am also concerned about the genetic future of China.

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