Re: Brain size, IQ

Al Padavano (
Tue, 27 Aug 1996 21:55:31 -0400

Bryant wrote:
> In article <>,
> Matt Fraser <> wrote:
> >Hi Bryant,
> >
> >Surely, one must consider total body size when even beginning to think
> >about brain size and intelligence. A larger individual of the same
> >species is likely to have a larger brain simply due to scaling, and total
> >brain weight/size isn't where the action is for intelligence.
> Well, I know that Rushton controls for body size in his analyses for this
> reason (good point, by the way).
> >Many areas
> >of the brain are relegated to non-thought processes, including many areas
> >of the cortex. Until the entire brain is mapped out, and cof\gnitive
> >function is ascribed to certain regions that then may be compared, the
> >rest is largely fluff (IMO).
> Yeah, it's a baby field, alright. But I've been impressed that even
> though this is the case, some gross anatomical trends seem to exist.
> Unusual hemispheric asymmetry (measured w/ MRI), for instance,
> corresponds significantly with developmental instability.
> >Matt
> BryantBecareful guys elsewise the politicaly correct police will force you to
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