"The average adult brain weight of a human is 1300-1400 g; an adult gorilla's brain weighs only 500 g."
- From Dan Brat's introductory chapter in Prayson's Neuropathology (2005). By the way, it is rumored that Prayson has agreed with the publisher (Elsevier) to come out with a second edition of this book, perhaps sometime in 2010.
I discuss issues pertaining to the practice of neuropathology -- including nervous system tumors, neuroanatomy, neurodegenerative disease, muscle and nerve disorders, ophthalmologic pathology, neuro trivia, neuropathology gossip, job listings and anything else that might be of interest to a blue-collar neuropathologist.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
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Is intelligence related to brain weight?
That question cannot be answered unless one defines the word 'intelligence'. But weight is probably not exactly correlated with intelligence. There are probably species that have heavier brains than we do, but are not more intelligent. However, I bet that intelligence correlates with neocortical surface area. And I bet that humans have more of that than any other species!
dude, "snaps!" for your blog.
or should I say "synapse!!" for your blog.
a non-neuropathologist who gets the gist of it...
Thanks, Anonymous one! If you have any suggestions for future posts, be sure to let me know!
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