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LING 1200 Lecture 18: Lecture 18

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LING 1200
Erin L.Wilkinson

− Q scores of identical twins raised in different environments are more highly correlated than scores of fraternal twins raiser together − Contribution of genetics overshadows the contribution of shared environments Adoption Studies of Intelligence: − IQ scores of adopted children are more highly correlated with biological parents than with adoptive parents − Contribution of genetic overshadows the contribution of shared environments Environmental Factors involved in IQ: − Prenatal care − Nutrition during childhood − Exposure to toxins − Family stress − Degree of mental stimulation in childhood 2b: Human Thought, Behaviour, and the Brain – Biological Influences on what you do and think: Two assumptions of the scientific community: − The process of evolution is responsible for physical traits found in members of a species (including humans) − The nervous system (mostly brain) is the origin of all thought and behaviour Neurolinguistics: − Attempt to understand how processes in the brain (and other parts of nervous system) give rise to aspects of thought and behav
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