A recent study has shown that the bigger a baby’s head at birth, the more intelligent he or she turns out to be!
This is still just a theory, however in the latest issue of Paediatrics there is a study that plots the head size of more than 600 babies, at birth and regular intervals thereafter, against IQ. The findings are startling. The bigger a baby’s head at birth, the more intelligent he or she turns out to be. An even better predictor of later intelligence was how much a baby’s head grew before the age of one.
Late pregnancy and early infancy are the best growing seasons for brains: after that, growth slows down drastically. British researchers are now redirecting their efforts on how best to help a baby’s head grow, as if it were a prize marrow.When we imagine the classic (super-intelligent) alien, it has a gigantic head. Could we eventually evolve into something like that?
I personally wonder how drastic the varience in cranium size was shown in the tests- an inch, two? Do these findings indicate that that guy in front of you in the movie theater may be a genius?
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