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Beautiful minds (i.e., brains) and the neural basis of intelligence

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 July 2007

Richard J. Haier
School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-4475. rjhaier@uci.edu
Rex E. Jung
Departments of Neurology and Psychology, University of New Mexico, and The MIND Research Network, Albuquerque, NM 87106.


The commentaries address conceptual issues ranging from our narrow focus on neuroimaging to the various definitions of intelligence. The integration of the P-FIT and data from cognitive neuroscience is particularly important and considerable consistency is found. Overall, the commentaries affirm that advances in neuroscience techniques have caused intelligence research to enter a new phase. The P-FIT is recognized as a reasonable empirical framework to test hypotheses about the relationship of brain structure and function with intelligence and reasoning.

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