• @gandalf_der_12te
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    21 month ago

    intelligence as an abstract trait

    I read something about this two days ago, it’s called “g factor” or something. And yes, it follows a normal distribution.

    Apparently, it’s very similar in animals than it is in humans.

    • @hydroptic@sopuli.xyzOP
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      21 month ago

      The g factor is actually a psychometric construct to an extent, and its distribution isn’t known but it’s generally thought that it’s probably normally distributed. Basically the g factor just summarizes how results on a bunch of different cognitive tasks tend to correlate.