Brain size linked to longevity (The Dana Foundation Website – 8 November 2010)

Dana_logo Does the size of your brain say something about how long you'll live?  New research suggests that's the case.

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Many mammals have proportionally large brains in comparison with their respective body sizes. Scientists have long hypothesized that those big brains, found in such animals as primates, cetaceans, and humans, must signify big intelligence. Now, researchers from the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), part of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, have found a strong correlation between brain size and long life—and that longevity may be related to enhanced cognitive abilities…

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