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Learning ability is the aptitude to learn, either from formal education, life experiences or conditioning.

Learning abilty in humans

In humans General Learning Ability is an aptitude, commonly referred to as the "G" score, defined as the ability to "catch on" or understand instructions and underlying principles; ability to reason and make judgements. Closely related to doing well in school. "G" score is often used by Vocational Rehabilitation evaluators and counselors as a factor for determining a person's likelihood of success in a two- or four-year college program. In assessments such as the U.S. Department of Labor's General Aptitude Test Battery (G.A.T.B.) and the Vocational Research Institute's Careerscope, a person's General Learning Ability score is determined by a combination of subsets of Pattern Visualization, Word Meanings and Numerical Reasoning.

Learning ability in animals

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