Hidden Talents

Willem Frankenhuis
The predominant view is that chronic exposure to harsh conditions impairs cognition. My colleagues and I have challenged this consensus by proposing that harsh environments do not exclusively impair cognition; rather, people’s minds also become developmentally adapted for solving problems that are ecologically relevant in such environments. The aim of the research project ‘Hidden Talents’ is to test this hypothesis. We conduct studies in the Netherlands with two populations: an adult community sample and a...
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