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What we need is better theory, not more data (Commentary)

Anderson, M. (2006) What we need is better theory, not more data (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29 (02). pp. 125-126.

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Although I find Blair's case for arguing for the distinction between fluid cognitive functions and general intelligence less than compelling, I believe him. However, I also believe that what is required next is a theory of both general intelligence and fluid cognitive functions that articulates the distinction. In the absence of this, more data, particularly of the neuroscience variety, is likely to stall rather than advance progress.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Notes: Clancy Blair (2006). How similar are fluid cognition and general intelligence? A developmental neuroscience perspective on fluid cognition as an aspect of human cognitive ability. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, pp 109-125 doi:10.1017/S0140525X06009034
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