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Scandinavians have the biggest brains
07-27-2011, 02:35 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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But before Northerners round triumphantly on their pea-brained Southern critics, big doesn’t necessarily mean smarter.

Instead, the extra grey matter simply helps them see clearly in the lower light levels that come with living at high latitudes.

To put it another way, Northern dimness led to the evolution of bigger brains.

The intriguing theory comes from Oxford University scientists who measured the brain volume of 55 skulls from around the world.

Some were English, others came from as far afield as China, Africa and the Pacific Islands.

Plotting brain volume with the geographical location of the person’s country clearly showed that the further north they lived, the bigger their brain.

Scandinavians had the most brain power and Pacific Islanders the least. Measurements of the eye sockets also showed that those from northern climes had bigger eyes.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...tists.html

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07-27-2011, 02:42 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Big head, little wit
Small head, not a bit

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07-27-2011, 02:50 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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07-27-2011, 02:58 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(07-27-2011, 02:42 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Big head, little wit
Small head, not a bit

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37.gif That's a Scandinavian Hallmark Card right there.

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07-27-2011, 03:05 PM #5
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Quote:Phrenology (from Greek: φρήν, phrēn, "mind"; and λόγος, logos, "knowledge") is a pseudoscience primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.[1] Following the materialist notions of mental functions originating in the brain, phrenologists believed that human conduct could best be understood in neurological rather than philosophical or religious terms.

Phrenology, the mark of a eugenicist. Seems all those batshit crazy ideas back in the late 19th and early 20th century is making a come back.damned.gif probably never went away.



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07-27-2011, 03:07 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Hitler had a fondness for those ideas. 13.gif

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07-27-2011, 03:57 PM #7
yankees skier
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Crazy Nordic peeps. yankees.giftassel.gifhump.gif

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07-27-2011, 06:45 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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İmage And their large craniums. 37.gif

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07-27-2011, 07:21 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(07-27-2011, 06:45 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  İmage And their large craniums. 37.gif

Let's not pick on Scandanavians, Mmmkaaay? That's just not nice.


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Politicians hide themselves away
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Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-27-2011, 08:12 PM #10
yankees skier
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Don't piss Thor off. chuckle.gif

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07-27-2011, 08:37 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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He can get Mighty Thor about his big ath head. chuckle.gif Great comic art btw.

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07-27-2011, 08:40 PM #12
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Anger Thor and Mjolnir will crush your puny skull.

No, seriously, you have a tiny skull. How does your brain squeeze into that tiny thing?


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-27-2011, 08:43 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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chuckle.gif I actually have a large cranium, which doesn't necessarily say anything about my brain size 13.gif My hat size is 58 / 7¼ damned.gif



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