Babies with big heads are intelligent, study reveals

By on February 9, 2017

For a long time, you might wonder why people  called someone as a form of insult, a ‘bird brain’.  Well, science has the answer.

A study by Edinburgh University (headed by Professor Ian Deary), on the link between genes, IQ and health, reveals that babies born with big heads are  intelligent and are  likely to go to university.

Using the data gathered by UK Biobank, the scientific research team analyzed 100,000 Briton babies and discovered that the larger the head circumference of the baby was, the higher it scored on verbal-numerical reasoning tests.

Deary told Neuro Science 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.”

The study was published in the journal of Molecular Psychiatry.

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