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For intelligence, Size does matter!

It seems that size does matter when it comes to intelligence! It seems that Einstein’s brain – a few hours after his death – was retrieved and cut into 240 pieces and preserved for study. It is understood that studies that bigger brains in certain areas are responsible for higher intelligence.

Most studies show that smarter brains are typically bigger—at least in certain locations. Part of Einstein’s parietal lobe (at the top of the head, behind the ears) was 15 percent wider than the same region was in 35 men of normal cognitive ability, according to a 1999 study by researchers at McMaster University in Ontario. This area is thought to be critical for visual and mathematical thinking. It is also within the constellation of brain regions fingered as important for superior cognition. These neural territories include parts of the parietal and frontal lobes as well as a structure called the anterior cingulate.

So what do you think about your size of the brain?

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