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When Do We Reach Our Mental Peak?

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Published on Aug 26, 2014

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Fluid intelligence puzzle from Little, D. R., Lewandowsky, S., & Craig, S. (2014). Working memory capacity and fluid abilities: The more difficult the item, the more more is better. Frontiers in psychology, 5. http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journa...

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