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The Thick and Thin of Brainpower: Developmental Timing Linked to IQ

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Science  31 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5769, pp. 1851
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5769.1851

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Many studies have found modest correlations between the size of a person's brain and various measures of mental ability. Now, a study in the 30 March issue of Nature suggests that how the brain develops may be even more important to one's intellect than its final dimensions. (Read more.)