5/31/2012

Human brain size has been shrinking for last 20,000 years

From the WSJ:
First, it's clear, from glancing around society, that clever people—who on average have slightly bigger brains—aren't having more babies than less-clever people. Second, the fossil record strongly suggests that our brain size peaked at 1,500 cubic centimeters around 20,000 years ago and has since shrunk to 1,350 cc. . . .

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

I am a firm believer in using politicians instead of animals for medical testing, but in this case, I think that the data is flawed...

6/04/2012 3:14 PM  

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