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G but not g: In search of the evolutionary continuity of intelligence

  • Moran Bar-Hen-Schweiger (a1), Avraham Schweiger (a2) and Avishai Henik (a3)


Conceptualizing intelligence in its biological context, as the expression of manifold adaptations, compels a rethinking of measuring this characteristic in humans, relying also on animal studies of analogous skills. Mental manipulation, as an extension of object manipulation, provides a continuous, biologically based concept for studying G as it pertains to individual differences in humans and other species.


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