Bigger is Not Always Better

Study finds men have bigger brains, but that women have bigger cortexes — the part associated with intelligence A new study on the physical makeup of the human brain has shown that men and women have differently shaped brains, with women possessing thicker cortices — a feature commonly associated with intelligence — and men having larger brains overall. Stuart Ritchie, lead author of the study, said that his team looked at the brains of more than 5,200 individuals older than 40, approximately half of whom were women. Through use of…

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