Do you have a larger than average head? We all know having a large head can be a struggle at times.
But, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a bad thing. Your brain size, therefore your head size may be a factor in how clever you are. According to data collected from UK Biobank, there is a direct correlation between one’s brain volume, circumference of the head, and level of intelligence.
The research findings suggest that the larger a baby’s head is, the more intelligent they would become as an adult. A larger head indicates a bigger brain. The researchers in this study analyzed 100,000 people held in the UK biobank.
With the findings discovered, scientists were even able to predict whether or not a child would be intelligent enough to go to college/university.
Professor Ian Deary of Edinburgh University stated that “in addition to there being shared genetic influences between cognitive skills and some physical and mental health states, the study also found that cognitive skills share genetic influences with brain size, body shape, and educational attainments.”
According to data, the average newborn baby’s head size is 36 cm for boys and 35 cm for girls. Size matters. So, take out those measuring tapes, parents.