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mental ability

Any cognitive skill—e.g., spatial orientation, inductive reasoning, verbal meaning, mathematical skills, word ability.
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Mental ability of students, which is closely related to learning process, may be a significant factor influencing the learning style preferences of students.
This man is living proof that mental ability, physical fitness and independence can be maintained and improved into our senior years.
Such relationships include the association of mental ability with educational attainment and career choices, which must mediate the relationship between mental ability and career success; the association of the personality trait of conscientiousness with job performance, which in turn should impact extrinsic career success; and the relationship of certain personality traits, like neuroticism and extraversion, with interpersonal processes, such as mentoring and networking, which also enhance career success.
-- Maternal use of phenobarbital in pregnancy has been linked with major malformations in children, but even in the absence of such malformations, those who were exposed to the drug in utero show mild reductions in general mental ability, Jane Adams, Ph.D., said during the annual meeting of the Teratology Society.
He believed technical skill was a result of mental ability, and he advocated the creation of a "mental picture" of one's playing actions.
The researchers speculated that greater mental ability might promote better coping ability in the face of adversity, but we've all seen our share of smart people who have trouble coping with a common cold.
Below, Table 1 illustrates the mental ability changes individuals can realistically expect during each decade of their adult lives.
Martek Biosciences (which makes Neuromins) funded a study of DHA and mental ability in healthy people in the 1990s, but the research was never published.
``We always talk about do they have the mental ability, the British guys, to come through, or is the pressure too much?'' asked Cash, who won Wimbledon in 1997 and later went on to coach Rusedski before an acrimonious split.
The work of industrial psychologists John Hunter and Frank Schmidt has established conclusively that the one best predictor of job performance is a test of general mental ability. Whether we select people for clerical jobs, maintenance work, marketing, accounting, or financial management, a mental ability test is the most accurate means available to forecast success on the job.
An abundance of centenaries surrounds mental ability research, and British contributions were to the fore during much of the 1900s.
One should give young people some credit, though: they may have more imagination, curiosity, and mental ability than is being engaged by the contemporary educational system.