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Unread November 18th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Scott Shimabukuro Scott Shimabukuro is offline
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Default Re: IQ & Race: Watson Called the Emperor Naked

I am curious about how the fading influence of the environment on intelligence was arrived at and more so, how the conclusion that this means the environment has less of an effect was discussed. Can't tell from a brief reference but trauma can affect the brain in a nonreversable manner though there is evidence that there is a genetic effect (which confounds results). In any case, the effect of the trauma and reversed changes in the brain don't seem to occur even after long periods of time. This doesn't change the fact that the environment was an enormous predictor of the final outcome.
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