Fact or Fiction: When It Comes to Intelligence, Does Brain Size Matter? https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar... “That may be so, however, new scientific studies across several animal species, including humans, are challenging the notion that brain size alone is a measure of intelligence. Rather, scientists now argue, it is a brain's underlying organization and molecular activity at its synapses (the communication junctions between neurons through which nerve impulses pass) that dictate intelligence.”
The Paradox of the Elephant Brain http://nautil.us/issue/35/boundaries/... “Sheer mass would be the obvious candidate: If the brain is what generates conscious cognition, having more brain should only mean more cognitive abilities. But here the elephant in the room is, well, the elephant—a species that is larger-brained than humans, but not equipped with behaviors as complex and flexible as ours.”
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