fluid intelligence

The ability to form concepts, reason and identify similarities; it is intuitive and represents the activity involved when forming new mental structures rather than making use of old ones. It includes the ability to see complex relationships and solve problems, and it can decline with age if not 'exercised'

flu·id in·tel·li·gence

(flūid in-teli-jĕns)
Ability to reason quickly and think abstractly; a combination of reasoning and abstract thought
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One of the conclusions that some of them are coming to is that the online life nurtures fluid intelligence and offline life is better at nurturing crystallising intelligence.
Perceptual reasoning tests fluid intelligence, which is defined as the ability to think logically and apply innovative problem solving to new problems.
One way to improve financial decisions across lifespan is to reduce the reliance on fluid intelligence by limiting decision options, or allowing decision makers to sort options.
You'd want tests that reflect fluid intelligence and divergent thinking.
According to Engle, the claims are based on evidence that shows a strong correlation between working memory capacity (WMC) and general fluid intelligence.
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Fluid intelligence is very important for learning in the areas of mathematics (Flanagan et al.
Figure 1 provides a basic rubric showing the features of cognition starting with the first major distinction between crystallized and fluid intelligence and the various pathways in which fluid intelligence is composed of several distinct cognitive abilities and how these abilities in turn form crystallized intelligence.
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According to the statistical analysis (Table), the play group had significantly higher preoperative levels of crystallized and fluid intelligence and working memory capacity.
Dr Alan Searleman, from St Lawrence University in New York, has gathered evidence on the link between left-handedness and intellectual creativity and has discovered that they have a higher fluid intelligence, a better vocabulary and are better at problem-solving.
Fluid intelligence -- or the ability to solve problems without prior knowledge or experience -- was thought to be innate and immutable, Perez explained.