Against trust in neuroscience

Neuroscience enjoys a good public perception of scientific rigor. Unfortunately, it’s undeserved. Statistically speaking, a scientific field cannot be rigorous when it is underpowered and has a high researcher degree of freedom. This combo is exactly what neuroscience has, so we get stuff like: Button, K. S., Ioannidis, J. P., Mokrysz, C., Nosek, B. A.,…

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g and its origins: in favor of network psychometrics of intelligence

Someone sent me this email: Hello Emil I was wondering if you knew about any similar papers to this one: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0160289608001591 Also, what are your thoughts on mutualism (which I assume you think is false)? Does mutualism being wrong disprove gxe theories of heritability? I know it disproves the Flynn model How about these two?…

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The northwest-southeast cline in Europe and the brain

A friend sent me this amazing study, seems to have been previously overlooked by hereditarians. Bakken, T. E., Dale, A. M., Schork, N. J., & Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. (2011). A geographic cline of skull and brain morphology among individuals of European Ancestry. Human heredity, 72(1), 35-44. Background Human skull and brain morphology are strongly…

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The neuroscience of intelligence: very preliminary because of power failure and lack of multivariate studies

I don’t have time to provide extensive citations for this post, so some things are cited from memory. You should be able to locate the relevant literature, but otherwise just ask. Haier, R. J. (2016). The Neuroscience of Intelligence (1 edition). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Because I’m writing a neuroscience-related paper or two,…

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