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Brain Size

Dare to Be 100: The Sea Squirt and My Stanford Course

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Yesterday was the seventh chapter of my continuing education series at Stanford entitled "The Science of Longevity." My topic was more specifically f...

Big Brain Bravado

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.09.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

I propose that big brains are rare in nature not because they are an expensive tissue to maintain, but because the consequences of complex thought are not adaptive. Being smart is a dumb survival strategy.

Little Fish Show Why Big Brains Are So Rare

| Posted 01.04.2013 | Science

By Christie Wilcox There’s a lot to be said for smarts—at least we humans, with some of the biggest brains in relation to our bodies in the anima...

Get Healthy Now to Avoid the Dinosaur Syndrome

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

There are a host of new studies that show that as your weight goes up, the actual size and function of your brain goes down. It appears that if you get serious about being healthy, you can reverse the brain damage. But now is the time to start.

Catherine Pearson

What Your Brain Size Tells You About Your Risk For This Disease | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Measuring the thickness of certain spots in the brain may help researchers determine which symptom-free adults are at greater risk of early-onset Alzh...