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Wed, 20th Apr 2016

Brains: the bigger the better?

Saggital transection through the human brain (c) Christian R. Linder

Humans are awesomely clever, right? Weve colonised the world, manipulated our environment, developed incredible technology and can even make brilliant science radio shows like this one. And its all thanks to the squishy grey stuff in our skulls our brains. Its often said that humans have unusually big brains, which explains our exceptional intelligence, but it turns out that may not strictly be true. Kat Arney looks at the popular myth that a bigger brain means a higher level of intelligence...

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