According to Brazilian neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel the reason humans are so smart is not because humans have the biggest brains for our body size per se, (highest encephalization quotient) but rather because we have both a big brain and a primate brain. SHH’s theory is that primate brains are especially densely packed with neurons, so even though our brains are small compared to whales and elephants, the primate packing density gives us more cerebral neurons.
Well King Kong has a far bigger brain than humans do, and King Kong is also a primate, so by SHH’s logic, he should be smarter than people. And yet King Kong seemed no smarter than your average gorilla, which makes sense because King Kong’s huge body guarantees it would have a much smaller encephalization quotient than people do.
So while cerebral neuron count might be roughly as accurate as EQ when predicting the intelligence of real life species, it fails when it comes to fiction.
King meLo said:
“it fails when it comes to fiction.”
Well yeah, that’s because it’s fiction.
One of the issues with Houzel’s study is that NPD varies across species and individuals within primates.
Pumpkin, these type of articles discredit your entire scientific findings. Honestly, you’re so self destructive, sabotaging yourself all the time.
But it’s okay because you’ve contributed so much to the scientific community.
it's akmost as if peepee is a black MAN. said:
where’s my “queen kong” comment?
I doubt WordPress would approve of such a politically incorrect comment, thus I didn’t post it
cherrry bomb flavored cock said:
and how bourdain supposedly killed himself because his girlfriend ground herself in to a younger guy.
NOT believable because:
1. should be aware that…not as physically attractive to women…or just plain repulsive…
2. not care about sex because experience and lower T.
Pumpkin, apparently training working memory increases working memory capacity, but it doesn’t improve skills such as reading comprehension. What’s the point of just having a high WM capacity. It seems like WM only correlates with fluid intelligence, but they don’t have any causal relationship.
Because working memory is not a reasoning ability. It’s just your information retention in the moment and during reasoning.