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The most popular articles being shared in our network.
Welcome to the Aporia Research Roundup. Every Monday, we compile the most interesting studies and articles being shared in our network.
The first three links are always free, but we put our favourites (including the less politically correct ones) behind a paywall and the email only goes out to paid supporters.
Ideological belief bias with political syllogisms. Dustin Calvillo and colleagues examine whether partisans are more likely to regard syllogisms as valid when their conclusions are ideologically convenient. Across two studies, they find that both liberals and conservatives do this, suggesting that partisans may draw different conclusions from exactly the same evidence.
How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement? In a classic article from 1969 that ignited the debate over race and intelligence, Arthur Jensen argues that individual differences in intelligence are highly heritable, social interventions designed to increase intelligence have limited long-term effects, and genes may contribute to the black-white gap in average intelligence.
Multivariate prediction of cognitive performance from the sleep electroencephalogram. Péter Ujma and colleagues examine whether features extracted from the sleep electroencephalogram are predictive of cognitive ability in older men. They find that up to 10% of the variance in older men’s cognitive ability can be accounted for by such features.