“… figurative art may track, to some extent, increasing cognitive ability in the human species …. Evolutionary selection on drawing ability may have been an important precursor to writing, which transformed humans’ capacity to store information externally, and promoted the capacity to build a civilization.”

Read more about the study conducted by researchers at Kings College and University College, London, showing a direct relationship between children’s abilities to draw the human figure at age 4 and their intelligence at age 14 at Hyperallergic. This is a quote from the paper just published in the journal Psychological Science.

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