Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Monday, December 29, 2014

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Sentence repetition is a measure of children's language skills rather than working memory limitations
Klem, Marianne; Melby-Lervåg, Monica; Hagtvet, Bente; Lyster, Solveig-Alma Halaas; Gustafsson, Jan-Eric; Hulme, Charles
Developmental Science, Vol. 18 Issue 1 – 2015: 146 - 154

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Fighting for Intelligence: A Brief Overview of the Academic Work of John L. Horn
McArdle, John J.; Hofer, Scott M.
Multivariate Behavioral Research, Vol. 49 Issue 1 – 2014: 1 - 16

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Clinical Utility of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition After Traumatic Brain Injury
Donders, J.; Strong, C.-A. H.
Assessment, Vol. 22 Issue 1 – 2015: 17 - 22

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Anchor Selection Strategies for DIF Analysis: Review, Assessment, and New Approaches
Kopf, J.; Zeileis, A.; Strobl, C.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol. 75 Issue 1 – 2015: 22 - 56

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Sex differences in academic achievement are not related to political, economic, or social equality
Stoet, Gijsbert; Geary, David C.
Intelligence, Vol. 48 – 2015: 137 - 151

10.1016/j.intell.2014.11.006

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Creativity and the default network: A functional connectivity analysis of the creative brain at rest [feedly]



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Creativity and the default network: A functional connectivity analysis of the creative brain at rest
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Title: Creativity and the default network: A functional connectivity analysis of the creative brain at rest
Author(s): Beaty, Roger E.; Benedek, Mathias; Wilkins, Robin W.; et al.
Source: NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 64: 92-98 NOV 2014
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Factor structure of Brazilian Gf-Gc intelligence test

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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Diverse Autism Mutations Lead to Different Disease Outcomes

A task is a task is a task: Putting complex span, n-back, and other working memory indicators in ...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sharing Invariance in the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales for Black and White referred students. via BrowZine

Invariance in the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales for Black and White referred students.
Beaujean, A. Alexander; McGlaughlin, Sean M.
Psychological Assessment, Vol. 26 Issue 4 – 2014: 1394 - 1399

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sharing Seeing red? The effect of colour on intelligence test performance via BrowZine

Seeing red? The effect of colour on intelligence test performance
Larsson, Emma E.C.; von Stumm, Sophie
Intelligence, Vol. 48 – 2015: 133 - 136

10.1016/j.intell.2014.11.007

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Borderline Intellectual Functioning: A Systematic Literature Review
Peltopuro, Minna; Ahonen, Timo; Kaartinen, Jukka; Seppälä, Heikki; Närhi, Vesa
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 52 Issue 6 – 2014: 419 - 443

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Research byte: Gf and working memory share 60 to 70% variance

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Children's Vocabulary Growth in English and Spanish Across Early Development and Associations With School Readiness Skills
Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S.; Song, Lulu; Luo, Rufan; Kuchirko, Yana; Kahana-Kalman, Ronit; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Raufman, Julia
Developmental Neuropsychology, Vol. 39 Issue 2 – 2014: 69 - 87

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Cognitive assessment practices of school psychologists

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

127 scientists challenge the purported brain training "conse...

127 scientists challenge the purported brain training "consensus" released by Stanford Center for Longevity

sharpbrains.com  •  —"A group of 127 sci­en­tists sent an "open let­ter" to the Stan­ford Cen­ter for Longevity, today, in reac­tion to a recent state­ment by the cen­ter that was highly crit­i­cal of the emerg­ing …
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Article: How music class can spark language development


How music class can spark language development
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New Technology Advances Eye Tracking as Biomarker for Brain Function and Brain Injury




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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Belguim CHC conference Feb 2015: New angles on intelligence: A closer look at the CHC model

New angles on intelligence! A closer look at the CHC model is  conference scheduled for February 5 and 6 at Thomas Moore college in Antwerp, Belguim.  Information can be found here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

neuronal networks and brain waves




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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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Dyscalculia and dyslexia in adults: Cognitive bases of comorbidity
Wilson, Anna J.; Andrewes, Stuart G.; Struthers, Helena; Rowe, Victoria M.; Bogdanovic, Rajna; Waldie, Karen E.
Learning and Individual Differences, Vol. 37 – 2015: 118 - 132

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

The WJ IV Measurement of Auditory Processing (Ga): An online powerpoint slide show



The WJ IV Measurement of Auditory Processing (Ga) from Kevin McGrew

The WJ IV Cognitive and Oral Language include new measures of auditory processing (Ga) that are much more cognitively complex auditory measures of intelligence.  This short presentation provides an overview of the WJ IV Ga tests and presents evidence supporting the importance of Ga as a major component of human intelligence.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Supreme Court Takes Case on Evidence of Intellectual Disability [feedly]



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Supreme Court Takes Case on Evidence of Intellectual Disability
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Kevan Brumfield murdered Police Corporal Betty Smothers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1993.  He went on trial in 1995.  Six years earlier the Supreme Court decided in Penry v. Lynaugh that mental retardation (now called intellectual disability) is a mitigating factor that the jury must be allowed to consider but not a categorical exclusion.  Brumfield's lawyers put on no evidence of retardation, instead arguing other factors as mitigation, and he was sentenced to death.

Seven years after the trial, the Supreme Court decided in Atkins v. Virginia that retardation would be a categorical exclusion after all.  The high court did not apologize for its flip-flop.  On state collateral review, the trial judge denied the petition on the basis of the trial record.

What to do on federal habeas?  The deference standard of 28 U.S.C. §2254(d) allows a federal court to grant relief despite a state court's denial on the merits if the state court's "adjudication of the claim ... (2) resulted in a decision that was based on an unreasonable determination of the facts in light of the evidence presented in the State court proceeding." 

But what if the argument is that the state court's unreasonableness was in not allowing evidence, rather than assessment of evidence?  Can a rule to deal with that issue be crafted without opening the door to federal micromanagement of state collateral review or the wholesale relitigation that the AEDPA reforms were enacted to prevent?
And was the state court unreasonable in this case?  Brumfield's attorneys tell the Supreme Court, "defense counsel had no reason to argue mental retardation, particularly given that the trial took place before Atkins ...."  Nonsense.  Penry was the law at the time of trial, they had the right to put on mental retardation evidence as a mitigating circumstance, and retardation is a powerful mitigator.  (If it isn't, then Atkins was wrongly decided.)  There is language in some Supreme Court cases to the effect that retardation evidence can sometimes be a "two-edged sword," but it's hard to see that in this case.  Retardation is surely a more powerful mitigator than the stuff he was arguing.  From the certiorari petition for Brumfield:

Dr. Bolter concluded that, as a child, Petitioner appeared to have a conduct disorder, educational problems, and attention deficit disorder, and, as an adult, had more of an antisocial or sociopathic personality, continued attention difficulty, and a rapid rate of forgetting. See Pet. App. 122a-23a. Dr. Guin concluded that Brumfield's childhood was "very chaotic, [and] very complicated" and he had a non-supportive environment at home. See Pet. App. 124a.
Trial counsel passed on the powerful mitigator of retardation to avoid undercutting his "mitigating" evidence of "antisocial or sociopathic personality"?  Come off it.  Sociopathy is aggravating!

Even so, Atkins is different from Penry, and state collateral review courts should allow evidence of retardation in pre-Atkins cases when a sufficient preliminary showing of a substantial Atkins claim has been made, regardless of whether any retardation evidence was introduced at trial.  What to do when they do not?

Congress wasn't thinking about this situation when it enacted AEDPA.  It will take some doing to craft an acceptable answer and fit it into the statutory language.

The Supreme Court took up the case today in Brumfield v. Cain, No. 13-1433.

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Article: Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching


Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching
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Article: Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?




Thursday, December 04, 2014