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Paper   IPM / Physic / 14541
School of Physics
  Title:   Relationship between intelligence and spectral characteristics of brain biophoton emission: Correlation does not automatically imply causation
1.  V. Salari
2.  Istvan. Bokkon
3.  R. Ghobadi
4.  F. Scholkmann
5.  J. A. Tuszynski
  Status:   Published
  Journal: PNAS
  No.:  38
  Vol.:  113
  Year:  2016
  Pages:   E5540-E5541
  Supported by:  IPM
Despite enormous efforts, any correlation between -intelligence-and cognitive or physiological/anatomical properties of animal brains is still poorly understood because intelligence depends on multiple factors in parallel and not a single determinant. The study by Wang et al. is both novel and intriguing, but we believe that the experimental results presented do not directly support their conclusion. Unfortunately, a mechanistic explanation of the correlation between intelligence and the spectral properties of biophotonic emission is not given in ref. 2, raising concerns that the observed correlation does not reflect a causal relationship but rather an accidental coincidence

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