BTE.SE Biggest Thread Ever Science Edition
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01-02-2012, 05:59 PM
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Re: BTE.SE Biggest Thread Ever Science Edition
also on a boring note..
Our brains are maxed out
If our brains were to evolve any further, it would increase the risk of disorders such as autism.
Our grey matter has hit an evolutionary ‘sweet spot’ – with the perfect balance between high intelligence and a balanced personality.
But scientists claim that, if our brains did become more advanced, we would be more likely to develop disorders such as autism or synaesthesia, where several senses ‘join together’ and are indistinguishable.
Becoming super-intelligent would also increase the chances of us concentrating too hard on tiny details of life and missing the wider picture.
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