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Visual intelligence is not the same as IQ

Nov. 7, 2017—A new study shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people’s visual ability and that these variations are not associated with individuals’ general intelligence, or IQ.

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Thickness of grey matter predicts ability to recognize faces and objects

Nov. 9, 2015—The thickness of the cortex in a region of the brain that specializes in facial recognition can predict an individual's ability to recognize faces and other objects.

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Auto experts recognize cars like most people recognize faces

Oct. 1, 2012—The most detailed brain mapping study to date has found that the area of the brain that recognizes faces is also used to identify objects of expertise.

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Sex matters: Guys recognize cars and women recognize birds best

Sep. 17, 2012—Women are better than men at recognizing living things and men are better than women at recognizing vehicles: That is the unanticipated result of an analysis of data from a series of visual recognition tasks collected by Vanderbilt psychologists.

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