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    Forum Ph.D. Heinsbergrelatz's Avatar
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    Hi guys~

    is it true that even if your cranial circumference is not relatively big, but the wrinkles you have on the brain are relatively more visible and occurred in shape, can judge your intelligence? (as the surface area for the neuron capacity increases due to the wrinkles?)

    any thoughts???


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    there is also an interesting link that tells you alot about the brain and intelligence. it seems interesting.

    http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/kinser/Int1.html


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    Might just be urban legend about the crinkly brains of geniuses. :? I do speculate the voids themselves are meaningful though, paradoxical as that sounds.

    Grey matter may be viewed as a large two-dimensional surface, like a sheet, crumpled to fit within a sphere. The white matter fills in on one side of that surface. It would seem the white matter serves to relay between areas of grey matter which does most of the actual thinking. Women aren't gonna like this, because they tend to have more white / less grey... or put another way: women's brains are less crinkly.



    I noticed in those pages the brain mass / body mass thing and must comment. That's a very indirect measure. What truly matters is the number and activity of nerve endings (connected to the brain), not bulk of meat. For this reason it is really useless to compare blubber-coated orcas with hypersensitive squirrels and such. Consider a person paralysed at the waist: is leg mass relevant?
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