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Mitochondria as the Linchpin of General Intelligence and the Link between g, Health, and Aging

Department of Psychological Sciences, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-2500, USA
Received: 11 October 2019 / Accepted: 20 November 2019 / Published: 25 November 2019
In a recent theoretical article, I proposed that the efficiency of mitochondrial functioning is the most fundamental biological mechanism contributing to individual differences in general intelligence (g; Geary, 2018). The hypothesis accommodates other contributing mechanisms at higher levels of analysis (e.g., brain networks), and is attractive because mitochondrial energy production undergirds the developmental, maintenance, and expression of these other mechanisms and provides a means to link individual differences in g to individual differences in health and successful aging in adulthood. I provide a brief summation here and a few clarifications to the original article. View Full-Text
Keywords: general intelligence; mitochondria; cognitive aging; health general intelligence; mitochondria; cognitive aging; health
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Geary, D.C. Mitochondria as the Linchpin of General Intelligence and the Link between g, Health, and Aging. J. Intell. 2019, 7, 25. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence7040025

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Geary DC. Mitochondria as the Linchpin of General Intelligence and the Link between g, Health, and Aging. Journal of Intelligence. 2019; 7(4):25. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence7040025

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Geary, David C. 2019. "Mitochondria as the Linchpin of General Intelligence and the Link between g, Health, and Aging" Journal of Intelligence 7, no. 4: 25. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence7040025

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