Science says the brain evolves, Microcephalin, ASPM and intelligence: the most excellent of correlations

full study here

h/t to the ever-brilliant hbdchick

Highlights

“At the population-level IQ and Microcephalin correlate significantly (.790 and .847) [incredibly high]

Microcephalin significantly predicts population differences in IQ [duh, league tables for IQ]

Microcephalin significantly predicts infectious disease burden [survival of the fittest]

Vice versa in the case of Microcephalin

Microcephalin increased disease-resistance allowing access to new cognitive niches [European genius stereotypes]

Everytime I see genetics and brain studiesSocial construct that away, bitches.

 

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