Would having a bigger brain actually make you more intelligent?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Would having a bigger brain actually make you more intelligent?

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RavySnake
RavySnake

yes

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Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Yes.

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SniperWish
SniperWish

Yes that's why I'm big brained

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

If the difference is large, probably yes. Assuming the right parts were enlarged.

Lots of brains have been weighted and measured. Ironically, the guy who pushed phrenology (the notion that brains, which are very soft watery tissue, could deform the bony skull and, thereby, reveal personality and intelligence) turned out to have a slightly smaller than average brain. Not unduly so. Well within normal human variation.

Einstein's brain wasn't out of the ordinary. The part which we think is responsible for "visualization" was better developed than in most people.

Statistically, little or no correlation between brain size and IQ. Among humans. "Obviously", we're smarter than animals. "Obvious" in quotes because we don't always act like we're smarter.

likme
likme

Ask the sperm whales, the OCEAN-DWELLING animals that end up stuck on THE FUCKING BEACH all the time like stupid fucking idiots they are.
Biggest brains in the world and they still don't know how to fucking walk hahahaha

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Biggest brains in the world and they still don't know how to fucking walk hahahaha
Huh, so Hawking and sperm whales had a lot in common I guess.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

are you fucking retarded? of course not

farquit
farquit

Yes, Whales are way more intelligent than us.

massdebater
massdebater

Isaac Newton had a famously small head

w8t4u
w8t4u

Confirmed, Hawking was a 2 bit hack who was too lazy to even crawl for his meals. Spout a bunch of theoretical shit about black holes that no one can prove him wrong on and he's got himself a personal ass wiper. Never had to learn how to even feed himself.

iluvmen
iluvmen

A scenario where you'd actually get dumber: you keep the same mass as volume expands, increasing the space and therefore time between neuron reactions

idontknow
idontknow

always heard it was about the folds or creases in the brain

no real clue though since i don't care enough to look up if i'm wrong

Flameblow
Flameblow

Not to mention he cheated on his wife who took care of him for 20 years.

SniperWish
SniperWish

How small desu?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Would having a bigger hard drive in your computer actually make you a better programmer?

Supergrass
Supergrass

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BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

theoretically yeah

happy_sad
happy_sad

How the hell did he manage to cheat on his wife if he hardly could move a muscle

likme
likme

Fucking brainlets in this thread, I swear.

“Overall, larger brain size and volume is associated with better cognitive functioning and higher intelligence.[1] The specific regions that show the most robust correlation between volume and intelligence are the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes of the brain.[9][10][11] A large number of studies have been conducted with uniformly positive correlations, leading to the generally safe conclusion that larger brains predict greater intelligence.[12][13] In healthy adults, the correlation of total brain volume and IQ is ~ 0.4 [14]“

Every study that has ever been done on brain size has found a positive correlation with IQ (among humans).

Methshot
Methshot

Yep, that's why whales are the smartest beings on the planet.

TreeEater
TreeEater

In healthy adults, the correlation of total brain volume and IQ is ~ 0.4
0.4

Wow. It's fucking nothing.

And you're a brainlet.

Snarelure
Snarelure

There is a correlation between I.Q and brain surface area. Brain volume is important, but more important than that is the surface area of your brain, the wrinklier it is the more intelligent you are likely to be.

Firespawn
Firespawn

They cheated on each other actually.

SniperWish
SniperWish

No you are correct, there is a stronger correlation between surface area of the brain and IQ than the actually volume of the brain.

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