How geography influences complex cognitive ability

Federico R. León, Andrés Burga-León

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© 2015. Evolutionary explanations for geography's influence on complex cognitive ability (CCA) imply virtually immutable components of between-nation IQ differences. Their weight vis-à-vis the weight of situational components was evaluated through an analysis of a 194-country data set. Additive effects of absolute latitude (AL) and longitudinal distance from Homo sapiens' cradle (LDC) explain Northeastern Asian higher, Sub-Saharan African lower CCAs. AL exerts cognitive influence directly and through socioeconomic development and evolutionary genetics whereas LDC does through evolutionary genetics; however, this occurs differently in Africa-Near East-Europe and elsewhere. The findings are understood assuming supremacy of contemporary UV<inf>B</inf> radiation→hormonal and climatic→socioeconomic mediators of the AL-CCA linkage whose effects are moderated by heterogeneous genetic and cultural adaptations to radiation and climate. Geography's cognitive effects are dynamic and public-policy actions may modify them.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)221-227
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónIntelligence
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EstadoPublicada - 1 may 2015

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Geography
geography
Weights and Measures
Middle East
Public Policy
Climate
socioeconomic development
public policy
Radiation
additive effect
linkage (genetics)
climate
Cognitive Ability
Evolutionary
Africa
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León, Federico R. ; Burga-León, Andrés. / How geography influences complex cognitive ability. En: Intelligence. 2015 ; pp. 221-227.
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