My Brain Bigger Than Your Brain

June 18, 2005 at 9:03 am | Posted in General | Leave a comment

A study done at a Virginia university suggests a correlation between intellect and brain size:

The study, published on line June 16, could settle a long-standing scientific debate about the relationship between brain size and intelligence.

I call bullshit on that study — an article in the LA Times suggests otherwise.

For so long, scientists had championed the idea of larger brains as an indicator of intellect. Witelson, however, gradually became convinced that overall brain size didn’t matter.

Personally, I’d go with Einstein on this one – he didn’t give his brain to VCU for study. Also, the Virginia study was done not by a biological scientist, but by a business professor.

You decide.

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