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Why Brain Size Doesn't Correlate With Intelligence

We can nurture growth, but never really control it

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The dog is successful not because of the size of its whole brain per se, but because domestication has led to subtle brain changes with a stunning result: the ability to live in the world of people.

To the brain reading this: You may grow as you process these words. But almost certainly, your growth will not be as simple as an increase in size. Synapse that!


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