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Is it true that the bigger the brain, the better it thinks?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Some women like to say that men think with their penises. I don't know about that, but I do know that brains and penises are alike in at least one way-size doesn't matter. The size of your brain is purely a function of genetics, not an indication of your intellect. In fact, Einstein's brain weighed only 2.7 pounds-a full 10 percent smaller than the average.
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