volume 9, issue 5, P1433-1439 2017
DOI: 10.18632/aging.101245
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Maurits P.J. Hafkamp, Joris P.J. Slaets, David van Bodegom

Abstract: Life history theory links human physical and sexual development to longevity. However, there have been no studies on the association of intellectual development with longevity. This observational study investigates the relationship between the onset of intellectual maturity and lifespan through the life histories of composers and creative writers, whose intellectual development can be gauged through their compositions and writings. In these groups we model the relationship between the age at first creative wor…

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