New paper out: County-level USA: No Robust Relationship between Geoclimatic Variables and Cognitive Ability

This one came out in Februrary, so we are a bit behind, but that’s because I wanted to time the blogpost with the video. Aaaand the video is online now. Pesta, B. J., Fuerst, J. G. R., & Kirkegaard, E. (2021). County-level USA: No Robust Relationship between Geoclimatic Variables and Cognitive Ability. Journal of Geographical…

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New video: Are There Complex Assortative Mating Patterns For Humans?

Forgot to blog this one earlier. It’s a video walkthrough of the usual sorts, based on my paper in Mankind Quarterly back from March: Kirkegaard, E. O. W. (2021). Are there Complex Assortative Mating Patterns for Humans? Analysis of 340 Spanish Couples. Mankind Quarterly, 61(3). https://doi.org/10.46469/mq.2021.61.3.12 Assortative mating for both physical and psychological traits is…

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East Asian ability tilt and ideographic written language

Have you ever looked into the hypothesis of genetic differences underlying language types? such as pic.twitter.com/RWktYdllwK — Whyvert (@whyvert) May 12, 2021 I have not, but Lynn has noted that East Asians have a relative advantage in visual-spatial ability, and that’s their written language, possibly some gene-culture co-evolution. One study shows East Asians who speak…

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