People who have big heads have probably experienced hearing nicknames such as ‘Lollipop,’ ‘worm’ and ‘melon head.
But you can now keep your chin up knowing that your big head contains the secret to your success. Researchers found that babies born with big heads are smarter and have a better chance of becoming successful in life!
This means that your mom was right the whole time! Those small-headed human beings are just jealous of your amazing coconut, which is literally overflowing with brains!
In a research conducted by UK Biobank, researchers suggested higher intelligence is connected to brain volume and a large head circumference.
UK Biobank observes half a million UK residents to know the link between their genes, mental health, physical health, and the path their life will take.
Researchers from the UK, Germany and the US, led by the University of Edinburgh, analyzed data from 100,000 UK residents from 37 to 73 years old. More than half a million samples were also used from other studies.
Participants were monitored in different ways, with researchers testing factors including their reaction time, memory, verbal and numerical reasoning skills, and educational attainment.
The research, which was published in the Nature journal, concluded:
“Highly significant associations were observed between the cognitive test scores in the UK Biobank sample and many polygenic profile scores, including […]intracranial volume, infant head circumference and childhood cognitive ability.”
The average head size for a newborn baby girl is 35 cm and 36 cm for boys. Babies with bigger heads are more likely to be more intelligent.
UK Biobank said:
“Over many years this will build into a powerful resource to help scientists discover why some people develop particular diseases and others do not.”
Professor Ian Deary, Director of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE) at Edinburg University, told Neuroscience News:
“In addition to there being shared genetic influences between cognitive skills and some physical and mental health states, the study also found that cognitive skills share genetic influences with brain size, body shape and educational attainments.”
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