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Size does matter: Larger brains can hold more!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, people didn’t have mobile phones to store their phone numbers in. People actually had to use their own memory to store these long numbers. 672 more words

Cognitive Neuroscience

The small gain in SAT scores suggests a huge drop in genetic IQ

A major theme of this blog has been investigating some mysterious changes to human intelligence that have occurred since the 19th century. Since intelligence is highly genetic, and genetic change tends to be extremely slow, it was shocking to find evidence that intelligence significantly changed since the 19th century, and it’s especially shocking to find evidence of it going dramatically up and down at the same time. 1,019 more words

Multiple regression predicts Oprah's IQ using income & brain size

In my last post, I noted, that in addition to being arguably the world’s most powerful and prosperous woman (at least at the peak of her career), Oprah is also the… 990 more words

The brain size of the World's most successful woman

My head is so big I have to wear TWO wigs

- Oprah Winfrey, 1996

I’ve been told that when one talks about intelligence, there are so many different parts to it.

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The brain size of "America's smartest man"

Back when I first discovered the internet around the turn of the millennium, one of the first people I noticed on-line was Mega Society member Christopher Michael Langan, who was busy obliterating a platoon of atheists in an internet debate. 354 more words