Simfish/InquilineKea's Thoughts


21 November, 2010 13:28
November 21, 2010, 1:28 pm
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It’s possible that academic achievement is highly heritable for factors totally unrelated to intelligence. And executive function is *far* easier to improve than intelligence.

And holy crap – I’ve just realized – a lot of measurement tests (that might be used for IQ tests) measure executive function (or maybe just indirectly measure them – does anyone know if ADD negatively affects IQ for reasons unrelated to intelligence?). It’s entirely possible that much of the correlation between IQ and genetics could be attributed to the heritability of executive function. This could be somewhat good news for those who don’t want their intelligence to be imprisoned by their genes (as executive function is easier to "correct" than intelligence).

Posted by: Simfish InquilineKea (simfish) | May 16, 2008 4:28 AM

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