News tagged with brain size

Trimming super-size with half-orders, plate colors

(AP) -- Call it the alter-ego of super-sizing. Researchers infiltrated a fast-food Chinese restaurant and found up to a third of diners jumped at the offer of a half-size of the usual heaping pile of rice ...

Feb 13, 2012
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No need to shrink guts to have a larger brain

Brain tissue is a major consumer of energy in the body. If an animal species evolves a larger brain than its ancestors, the increased need for energy can be met by either obtaining additional sources of food or by a trade-off ...

Nov 09, 2011
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