Re: Intelligence on the X chromosome

Bryant (
19 Aug 1996 00:16:13 -0600

In article <4v8klv$>, John Varela <> wrote:
>>catherine yronwode <> wrote:
>>>Actually, the multiplicity of these genes and the presence of all of
>>>them on the X chromosome was hypothesized by the researchers to account
>>>for the fact that women's intelligences tend to cluster around a
>>>bell-curve average but men have a split-pattern distribution of

[and Bryant responded:]

>>I'm not aware of any study which suggests that IQ is bimodally distributed

[...and then John clarified:]

>I don't think it's bimodal. Rather, men have a larger standard deviation of
>intelligence. I recall this being taught in introductory psychology 40 years

Fair enough. I read "split-pattern distribution" more literally than was
intended by the author, apparently. Thanks. Congratulations on your
excellent long term memory, by the way! :)


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