Question by  hefito (226)

Are small brains smarter?

That is, is there a indirect correlation between brain size and intelligence?


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

In general, according to various research-studies of animals & people, larger brains are smarter, a direct-correlation. But, many higher-animals only use a fraction of their potential brain-power, and such fraction can vary greatly from individual to individual; so some smaller-smarter brains can have better efficiency or resource-utilization.


Answer by  greysquirrel (239)

I believe there's no scientific evidence of any correlation between brain size and intelligence. I this myth developed out of the study of Einstein's brain which was on the smaller end of the average range in terms of weight.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

No, smaller brains are not smarter. There is actually a stronger correlation to higher intelligence with a larger brain, not smaller.

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