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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/554348
Title:
How geography influences complex cognitive ability
Authors:
León, Federico R.; Burga León, Andrés
Citation:
León, F. R., & Burga-León, A. (2015). How geography influences complex cognitive ability. Intelligence, 50, 221–227. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2015.04.011
Publisher:
Elsevier B.V.
Journal:
Intelligence
Issue Date:
20-May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/554348
DOI:
10.1016/j.intell.2015.04.011
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289615000586
Abstract:
Evolutionary explanations for geography's influence on complex cognitive ability (CCA) imply virtually immutable components of between-nation IQ differences. Their weight vis-à-vis the weight of situational components was evaluated through an analysis of a 194-country data set. Additive effects of absolute latitude (AL) and longitudinal distance from Homo sapiens' cradle (LDC) explain Northeastern Asian higher, Sub-Saharan African lower CCAs. AL exerts cognitive influence directly and through socioeconomic development and evolutionary genetics whereas LDC does through evolutionary genetics; however, this occurs differently in Africa-Near East- Europe and elsewhere. The findings are understood assuming supremacy of contemporary UVB radiation → hormonal and climatic → socioeconomic mediators of the AL–CCA linkage whose effects are moderated by heterogeneous genetic and cultural adaptations to radiation and climate. Geography's cognitive effects are dynamic and public-policy actions may modify them.
Type:
info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Description:
federicorleone@gmail.com
Keywords:
Geography; Evolution; UVB radiation; Complex cognitive ability
ISSN:
0160-2896

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dc.contributor.authorLeón, Federico R.es_PE
dc.contributor.authorBurga León, Andréses_PE
dc.creatorUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-20T19:54:02Zes_PE
dc.date.available2015-05-20T19:54:02Zes_PE
dc.date.issued2015-05-20es_PE
dc.identifier.citationLeón, F. R., & Burga-León, A. (2015). How geography influences complex cognitive ability. Intelligence, 50, 221–227. doi:10.1016/j.intell.2015.04.011es_PE
dc.identifier.issn0160-2896es_PE
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.intell.2015.04.011es_PE
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/554348es_PE
dc.descriptionfedericorleone@gmail.comes_PE
dc.description.abstractEvolutionary explanations for geography's influence on complex cognitive ability (CCA) imply virtually immutable components of between-nation IQ differences. Their weight vis-à-vis the weight of situational components was evaluated through an analysis of a 194-country data set. Additive effects of absolute latitude (AL) and longitudinal distance from Homo sapiens' cradle (LDC) explain Northeastern Asian higher, Sub-Saharan African lower CCAs. AL exerts cognitive influence directly and through socioeconomic development and evolutionary genetics whereas LDC does through evolutionary genetics; however, this occurs differently in Africa-Near East- Europe and elsewhere. The findings are understood assuming supremacy of contemporary UVB radiation → hormonal and climatic → socioeconomic mediators of the AL–CCA linkage whose effects are moderated by heterogeneous genetic and cultural adaptations to radiation and climate. Geography's cognitive effects are dynamic and public-policy actions may modify them.eng
dc.formatapplication/pdfes_PE
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.es_PE
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289615000586es_PE
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_PE
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectGeographyes_PE
dc.subjectEvolutiones_PE
dc.subjectUVB radiationes_PE
dc.subjectComplex cognitive abilityes_PE
dc.titleHow geography influences complex cognitive abilityes_PE
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_PE
dc.identifier.journalIntelligencees_PE
dc.description.fundingFunds for this researchwere provided by the Vicerrectorado de Investigación through the Research Center at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), Lima, Peru. We are indebted to Romain Wacziarg for making available to us the Spolaore- Wacziarg tables on genetic distance and Edvard Avilés for comments to an earlier version of the paper. FRL designed the study, drafted the manuscript, performed part of the analyses, and interpreted the findings. ABL performed the path analyses and approved the manuscript. The data set utilized in the research has been positioned at USIL's Repository and can be accessed through the following link: http://repositorio.usil.edu. pe/jspui/handle/123456789/1038.es_PE
dc.description.peer-reviewRevisión por pareses_PE
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