Javier de la Fuente
University of Texas at Austin
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#1Javier de la Fuente (University of Texas at Austin)
#2Gail Davies (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 52
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It has been known for 115 years that, in humans, diverse cognitive traits are positively intercorrelated; this forms the basis for the general factor of intelligence (g). We directly test for a genetic basis for g using data from seven different cognitive tests (N = 11,263 to N = 331,679) and genome-wide autosomal single nucleotide polymorphisms. A genetic g factor accounts for 58.4% (SE = 4.8%) of the genetic variance in the cognitive traits, with trait-specific genetic factors accounting for t...