May 132014

Question by : What can neuroscience tell us about individual differences in intelligence?

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Answer by Ano Nymous
1. location of brain activity for various tasks (i.e. which structures are involved in what)…pretty standard actually but some differences in left-handed vs right-hand people, certain mental disorders (i.e. enlarged ventricles in schizophrenia), brain damage/neurological disorders/trauma/anything medical that might affect the brain/individual’s plasticity

2. which neurotransmitters enhance or inhibit intelligence; optimal levels

3. contributing factors to intelligence and various types of intelligence (i.e. tendency for long-term potentiation or the neuroscience term for the process of “learning”)

4. How all these things might function differently in different people to produce similar or dissimilar results

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