The science on big heads is out, and size matters. Big heads lead to big developed brains in the cranial cavity that equate to more often than not, a higher intelligence. This does not mean that all people who have a large head are very smart or that the smaller your head and smaller you brain, the less intelligent you are.
Please keep in mind that there are exceptions to this rule as there are with almost all rules of life. But the scientific facts are that brain size is a factor in how smart an animal or mammal is, and if people with big heads are able to tap more of that brain matter than that of their smaller headed cousins, then they can become more intelligent.
“Brain size and smarts are, to some extent, genetic — and now, a team of more than 200 researchers has uncovered specific genes that are linked to both brain volume and IQ.
Though scientists have suggested bigger brains are “smarter,” this study is the strongest case yet for a genetic connection to brain size and to IQ. Of course, brain size is not 100 percent correlated with a person’s intelligence, and other factors, including connections between brain cells and even a person’s experiences play a role.
“We found fairly unequivocal proof supporting a genetic link to brain function and intelligence. For the first time, we have watertight evidence of how these genes affect the brain,” said lead researcher Paul Thompson, a neurologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine.
I always have wondered if my gigantic head could be a genetic physical trait passed to me from my ancestors, and now I think my intuition has led me to the light.When I say my head is gigantic, I really mean it, in which it has caused me some problems while I was growing up. From being a top head heavy kid- who has actually cracked open his skull numerous times, to never having helmets fit my head correctly, and to currently having to buy my hats from BigHatStore.com.
What I had thought was some sort of birth defect is actually a genetic trait passed down to me by my ancestors. For example: A relative of mine Charles Joseph Bonaparte, the grandnephew of Napoleon who first organized the “detective force of special agents” of the Department of Justice- now known as G-men, who was also Secretary of the Navy and later, Attorney General in the cabinet of Theodore Roosevelt. Charles Bonaparte was described as “A vast round, rugged head; a double-decker head; a cannon ball head, like a warrior’s, with room for two sets of brains, bald and shiny.” His hair and eyes were jet black, his hands and feet small. He had the clear ruddy complexion of an outdoorsman. He constantly wore black, carried an umbrella – not a cane – and looked like a “studious professor.” He did much of his thinking on the street, striding briskly along, his massive head-“with curious rises over the temples”-swaying from side to side.
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. A website dedicated to both the ancient and modern teachings of Gnosticism.