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Offline colarris

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 Does the brain of a highly intelligent person look any different to one belonging to some like me with a rather low intelligence? Would it look any different if dissected and examined?
« Last Edit: 11/04/2010 11:35:51 by chris »


 

Offline Pwee

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See the results of the examination of Albert Einstein's brain
 

Offline SammySchwartz

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According to me all human beings brain are same but the capacity of working all brains are different.
 

Offline Jessica H

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There is some interesting research on brain size and intelligence: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=neurosci&part=A1833&rendertype=box&id=A1833

You would be more likely to find a size difference in a certain area of the brain than an allover size difference.  As you can see from the link from the previous post, Einstein had a average sized brain, but a region that would have helped in mathematical thinking was larger than average.

 

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