ERPs evidence for the relationship between fluid intelligence and cognitive control

Di Lu, Haoyun Zhang, Chunyan Kang, Taomei Guo

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Abstract

The relationship between two components of cognitive control, that is, proactive control and reactive control, and fluid intelligence was investigated by measuring 75 participants' event-related potentials in the AX version of the continuous performance test. The results showed that the mean amplitudes of N2 associated with the two components of cognitive control are highly correlated with fluid intelligence. Specifically, a larger N2 was shown in participants with higher fluid intelligence scores. No significant correlation was found in the peak latencies of the N2 and fluid intelligence. These results enrich our understanding of the relationship between cognitive control and fluid intelligence by using the N2 component as an index and also indicate that cognitive control may be a component of intelligence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-383
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroreport
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 13 2016

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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