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Visual intelligence is not the same as IQ


November 7, 2017

This study of individual ability in visual object recognition finds that there is a broad range of differences in people's capability for recognizing and remembering novel objects and shows for the first time that these variations are not associated with individuals' general intelligence, or IQ. Full Story

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Vanderbilt University

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