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Brain Size and Social Intelligence

There is a double-standard in psychology that claims that humans have unique socio-cognitive skills, and a prominent explanation for this is the Social Intelligence or Social Brain Hypothesis: that human brains are outsized due to the enormous complexity of our social relations. 1,259 more words


Male & Female Brains Are Different

Research at the University of Edinburgh indicates that that the brains of men and women are shaped differently. While men’s brains are bigger overall, brains of women tend to have thicker cortices, which are associated with intelligence. 76 more words


The Controversy Around Modern Humans and H. erectus

Is it possible that modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) or our forerunners archaic modern humans (Homo sapiens, Cro-magnons, et al) were living close to 1 mya? 1,387 more words


Dinosaurs, Brains, and 'Progressive Evolution'

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Would dinosaurs have reached human-like intellect had the K-T extinction (an asteroid impact near the Yucatan peninsula) not occurred? One researcher believes so, and he believes that a dinosaur called the troodon would have evolved into a bipedal, human-like being. 1,810 more words


Traumatic Brain Injury and IQ

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What is the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and IQ? Does IQ decrease? Stay the same? Increase? A few studies have looked at the relationship between TBI and IQ, and the results may be quite surprising to some. 1,950 more words


Mutatis Mutandis

For some reason, I am drawn to articles about brains. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older and realize they don’t stock a lot of the original parts anymore. 1,088 more words

The Homing Signal in Your Brain Revealed!

No matter where I’ve been in the wilds I have never gotten lost. Sound strange? I’m not the only one! Be it in wilds that I know or that I don’t know I’ve always known what direction to go to get back to my starting point or wherever I wanted to go and this is what we might call our “internal compass” at work and there is scientific proof for such an ability. 569 more words

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