If you were born with a big head, you know what a struggle it is. You can never find hats to fit, and people are always annoyed when you are the one in front of them at a gig.
Then, of course, there is the daily struggle to fit your head through the neck of your t-shirt, and the never-ending battle to stop your glasses from stretching beyond recognition.
British scientists used a sample of 100,000 Britons to determine something very positive for the big heads of this world. Data from UK Biobank has revealed a direct correlation between brain volume, head circumference, and levels of intelligence. They discovered that the larger your baby’s head, the cleverer it would go on to be as an adult. The data was so specific that scientists could even use the data to predict if a child was smart enough to go to university.
Professor Ian Deary of Edinburgh University said: “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.
The average newborn head size is 36 cm for boys, and 35 cm for girls.
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