Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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There is more to fluid intelligence than working memory capacity and executive function

Dennis Garlick a1 and Terrence J. Sejnowski a1
a1 Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037.

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Although working memory capacity and executive function contribute to human intelligence, we question whether there is an equivalence between them and fluid intelligence. We contend that any satisfactory neurobiological explanation of fluid intelligence needs to include abstraction as an important computational component of brain processing.

(Published Online April 5 2006)