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Fluid intelligence as cognitive decoupling

  • Keith E. Stanovich (a1)
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  • Published online: 05 April 2006

The dissociation of fluid cognitive functions from g is implicit in the Cattell-Horn-Carroll gF-gC theory. Nevertheless, Blair is right that fluid functions are extremely important. I suggest that the key mental operation assessed by measures of gF is the ability to sustain mental simulation while keeping the relevant representations decoupled from the actual world – an ability that underlies all hypothetical thinking.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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