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Brain Studies That Include Intelligence

This list references the research studies that GRO used to write its Article entitled The Gifted Brain, Human Neurodiversity and the Full Spectrum”.  Once the Academic Write up of the gifted brain is published, GRO will release its longer reference list on this website.

Bernhardt BC, Singer T. The neural basis of empathy. Annu Rev Neurosci.2012;35:1-23. doi: 10.1146/annurev-neuro-062111-150536. Review. PubMed PMID: 22715878.

Colom R, Jung RE, Haier RJ. Distributed brain sites for the g-factor of intelligence. Neuroimage. 2006 Jul 1;31(3):1359-65. Epub 2006 Mar 2. PubMed PMID: 16513370.

Colom R, Karama S, Jung RE, Haier RJ. Human intelligence and brain networks. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2010;12(4):489-501. Review. PubMed PMID: 21319494; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3181994.

Colom R, Burgaleta M, Román FJ, Karama S, Alvarez-Linera J, Abad FJ, Martínez K, Quiroga MÁ, Haier RJ. Neuroanatomic overlap between intelligence and cognitivefactors: morphometry methods provide support for the key role of the frontal lobes. Neuroimage. 2013 May 15;72:143-52. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.01.032. Epub 2013 Jan 26. PubMed PMID: 23357078.

Colom R, Haier RJ, Head K, Álvarez-Linera J, Quiroga MA, Shih PC, Jung RE, Gray matter correlates of fluid, crystallized, and spatial intelligence: Testing the P-FIT model, Intelligence 37 (2009) 124–135

Dabrowski K. [Higher emotions and objectivity in evaluation]. Ann Med Psychol (Paris). 1969 Dec;2(5):589-613. French. PubMed PMID: 5374913.

Dabrowski K. [On positive disintegration. An outline of the theory concerning the psychological development of man through unbalanced states, nervous states, neuroses and psychoses]. Ann Med Psychol (Paris). 1959 Nov;117(2):643-68. French. PubMed PMID: 13813649.

Dabrowski K. [The principal dynamisms of disintegration at multiple levels].Ann Med Psychol (Paris). 1961 Feb;119(1):225-34. French. PubMed PMID: 13719256.

Dabrowski K. [Remarks on typology based on the theory of positive disintegration]. Ann Med Psychol (Paris). 1960 Oct;118(2):401-6. French. PubMed PMID: 13719255.

Dabrowski, K. (1972). Psychoneurosis is not an illness. London: Gryf. (Out of print)

Dabrowski, K & Piechowski, M.M. (1977). Theory of levels of emotional development

Desco M, Navas-Sanchez FJ, Sanchez-González J, Reig S, Robles O, Franco C,
Guzmán-De-Villoria JA, García-Barreno P, Arango C. Mathematically gifted
adolescents use more extensive and more bilateral areas of the fronto-parietal
network than controls during executive functioning and fluid reasoning tasks.
Neuroimage. 2011 Jul 1;57(1):281-92. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.03.063. Epub 2011 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 21463696.

Gere DR, Capps SC, Mitchell DW, Grubbs E. Sensory sensitivities of gifted
children. Am J Occup Ther. 2009 May-Jun;63(3):288-95; discussion 296-300. PubMed
PMID: 19522137.

Haier RJ, Jung RE, Yeo RA, Head K, Alkire MT. Structural brain variation and general intelligence. Neuroimage. 2004 Sep;23(1):425-33. PubMed PMID: 15325390.

Haier RJ, Siegel BV Jr, MacLachlan A, Soderling E, Lottenberg S, Buchsbaum MS.
Regional glucose metabolic changes after learning a complex visuospatial/motor
task: a positron emission tomographic study. Brain Res. 1992 Jan
20;570(1-2):134-43. PubMed PMID: 1617405.

Haier RJ, Schroeder DH, Tang C, Head K, Colom R. Gray matter correlates of
cognitive ability tests used for vocational guidance. BMC Res Notes. 2010 Jul
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PMCID: PMC2917438.

Jung RE, Haier RJ. The Parieto-Frontal Integration Theory (P-FIT) of
intelligence: converging neuroimaging evidence. Behav Brain Sci. 2007
Apr;30(2):135-54; discussion 154-87. Epub 2007 Jul 26. Review. PubMed PMID:

Lee KH, Choi YY, Gray JR, Cho SH, Chae JH, Lee S, Kim K. Neural correlates of
superior intelligence: stronger recruitment of posterior parietal cortex.
Neuroimage. 2006 Jan 15;29(2):578-86. Epub 2005 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 16122946.

Liu T, Shi J, Zhang Q, Zhao D, Yang J. Neural mechanisms of auditory sensory
processing in children with high intelligence. Neuroreport. 2007 Oct
8;18(15):1571-5. PubMed PMID: 17885604.

Nestor PG, Nakamura M, Niznikiewicz M, Levitt JJ, Newell DT, Shenton ME,
McCarley RW. Attentional Control and Intelligence: MRI Orbital Frontal Gray
Matter and Neuropsychological Correlates. Behav Neurol. 2015;2015:354186. doi:
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PMCID: PMC4460198.

Nestor PG, Nakamura M, Niznikiewicz M, Thompson E, Levitt JJ, Choate V,
Shenton ME, McCarley RW. In search of the functional neuroanatomy of sociality:
MRI subdivisions of orbital frontal cortex and social cognition. Soc Cogn Affect
Neurosci. 2013 Apr;8(4):460-7. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss018. Epub 2012 Feb 15. PubMed
PMID: 22345366; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3624957.

O’Boyle MW, Cunnington R, Silk TJ, Vaughan D, Jackson G, Syngeniotis A, Egan
GF. Mathematically gifted male adolescents activate a unique brain network during mental rotation. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2005 Oct;25(2):583-7. Epub 2005 Sep16. PubMed PMID: 16150579.

Ohtani T, Nestor PG, Bouix S, Saito Y, Hosokawa T, Kubicki M. Medial frontalwhite and gray matter contributions to general intelligence. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 31;9(12):e112691. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112691. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25551572; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4281236.

Oishi K, Faria AV, Hsu J, Tippett D, Mori S, Hillis AE. Critical role of theright uncinate fasciculus in emotional empathy. Ann Neurol. 2015 Jan;77(1):68-74.doi: 10.1002/ana.24300. Epub 2014 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 25377694; PubMed CentralPMCID: PMC4293256.

Olson IR, Heide RJ, Alm KH, Vyas G. Development of the uncinate fasciculus:
Implications for theory and developmental disorders. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2015
Aug;14:50-61. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2015.06.003. Epub 2015 Jun 23. Review. PubMed
PMID: 26143154.

Piechowski, M. M. (1979). Developmental potential. In N. Co- langelo & R. T. Zaffrann (Eds.), New voices in counseling the gifted. Dubuque, IA: Kendall / Hunt.

Piechowski, M. M. (1991). Emotional development and emotional giftedness. In N. Colangelo & G. A. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of gifted education. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Schmithorst VJ, Wilke M, Dardzinski BJ, Holland SK. Cognitive functions
correlate with white matter architecture in a normal pediatric population: a
diffusion tensor MRI study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2005 Oct;26(2):139-47. PubMed PMID:15858815; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1859842.

Yu C, Li J, Liu Y, Qin W, Li Y, Shu N, Jiang T, Li K. White matter tract
integrity and intelligence in patients with mental retardation and healthy
adults. Neuroimage. 2008 May 1;40(4):1533-41. doi:
10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.01.063. Epub 2008 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 18353685.

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