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    Since a bigger skull houses a bigger brain.
    I am curious to know whether you know people that have smaller skulls than you, that are much smarter than you?
    Bigger brain = greater no. of neurons.
    But rate of neurotransmission is not dependable on no. of neurons.
    Voltage in the brain is linked with rate of neurotransmission.
    So how intelligent would you say you are? And how big is your head compared to others?

    Very interesting topic.
    Discuss.
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    (Original post by Zenarthra)
    Since a bigger skull houses a bigger brain.
    I am curious to know whether you know people that have smaller skulls than you, that are much smarter than you?
    Bigger brain = greater no. of neurons.
    But rate of neurotransmission is not dependable on no. of neurons.
    Voltage in the brain is linked with rate of neurotransmission.
    So how intelligent would you say you are? And how big is your head compared to others?

    Very interesting topic.
    Discuss.
    Everyone knows that there's no correlation between brain size and intelligence. And anyway, the important thing is not the number of neurons, it's the density of synapses and density of connections.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Everyone knows that there's no correlation between brain size and intelligence. And anyway, the important thing is not the number of neurons, it's the density of synapses and density of connections.
    Yes very true. In mosts cases i have seen people with small skulls and they are usually not very bright. Have you ever noticed this trend?
    Also i think the intelligence of a person is linked with genetics.
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    (Original post by Zenarthra)
    Yes very true. In mosts cases i have seen people with small skulls and they are usually not very bright. Have you ever noticed this trend?
    What, babies?
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    (Original post by Simes)
    What, babies?
    No... adults.
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    (Original post by Zenarthra)
    Yes very true. In mosts cases i have seen people with small skulls and they are usually not very bright. Have you ever noticed this trend?
    Also i think the intelligence of a person is linked with genetics.
    I have not noticed that trend.

    There are genetic and environmental factors that affect intelligence - not to mention the fact that nobody actually knows what intelligence is.
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    There is a moderate/strong correlation between brain volume and intelligence (r=0.33)

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...60289604001357


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    small skull = beta low test genetics
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    It doesn't matter how big your brain is but how complex its structure is and how many connections you have between your neurons.
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    There is a moderate/strong correlation between brain volume and intelligence (r=0.33)

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...60289604001357


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    Firstly, it completely depends on what metric you use for intelligence. Secondly, there are other metrics which give a much stronger correlation.
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    There is a moderate/strong correlation between brain volume and intelligence (r=0.33)

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...60289604001357


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    That's quite interesting actually.
    I believe the shape of your skull matters when it comes to brain volume.
    For example an elongated skull will not have a greater volume than a wide skull.
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    I have chairi malformation type one (difficult to spell) so technically my skull is too small for my brain and in the summer I have a date with a drill :/
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    (Original post by emski)
    I have chairi malformation type one (difficult to spell) so technically my skull is too small for my brain and in the summer I have a date with a drill :/
    You said your skull is too small for your brain.
    So what are the measurements of your skull then?
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    (Original post by Zenarthra)
    You said your skull is too small for your brain.
    So what are the measurements of your skull then?
    I don't know they are gonna use a drill and make part of it bigger
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    Let me just fetch my meter stick.
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    Um... elephants anyone?
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    (Original post by emski)
    I don't know they are gonna use a drill and make part of it bigger
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    Um... elephants anyone?
    Is that what it is on page 394?
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    (Original post by emski)
    I don't know they are gonna use a drill and make part of it bigger
    Which part of your skull lacks in size?
    Lets just keep it to left, right, up, down, back, front.
    FOr ease of navigation.
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    (Original post by Zenarthra)
    Which part of your skull lacks in size?
    Lets just keep it to left, right, up, down, back, front.
    FOr ease of navigation.
    back
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    (Original post by bassbabe)
    Let me just fetch my meter stick.
    Go on then, giz da measurements.
 
 
 
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