By N. Mark Castro
I am feeling great, and I will tell you why. It’s because of this article I read recently that said … um … it said … OK, wait just a minute while I get out this article …
OK, here it is: According to this article, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania did a study showing that, as males — but not females — get older, their brains shrink.
Was I ever relieved to read that!
I thought it was just me!
Gender Gaps on the brain – Bigger brains don’t make men smarter.
Women have smaller brains than men. Since the ability to think is partly determined by the size of the brain, men must be smarter than women, right? Wrong, wrong, wrong. Men and women consistently score equally well on intelligence tests, despite the difference in brain size.
Neuroscientists have grappled with that puzzle for years. All kinds of research have shown that the bigger the brain, generally, the smarter the animal, although other factors affect intelligence.
Now a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has come up with an explanation for the brain-size mystery. It’s not just the size, but what’s inside.
So there’s really no point with the unfounded fear of the anti-drug people that marijuana makes you forget … forget … what the hell was that again?