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The size of the brain of humans can be, also, related with our social skills?

Recently I read an magazine article that expose that idea, and sound reasonable because the stimulation and also the maintance (food) of some cerebral areas can produce a growth, like a muscle, Am I wrong?

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  • Dec 2 2013: Ants and bees have complex social structures. Which raises the question...how much space does consciousness occupy? [a computer use to fill a room, now it fits in our pocket...can we comprehend the compression of thought?]
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      Dec 2 2013: This question is not correct from my point of view because by consciousness I mean a natural ability of some complex self-organizing system to process the physical (sensory) signals and transform (turn, etc.) them into the increments of information (or, which is the same, new elements of subjective experience, or new elements of knowledge) for the given system.

      Second. When formalizing "a thought", we should apply not physical models (that operate by such descriptors as volume, weight, size, density, etc.), but informational models.

      As to the (hypothetical) consciousness-possessing complex artificial self-organizing system (CASOS), popularly referred to as Artificial Intelligence, it could possibly be manufactured having the size of a computer chip, or even smaller.
  • Dec 1 2013: The size of the human brain has been decreasing in size for the last 20000 years.
    http://discovermagazine.com/2010/sep/25-modern-humans-smart-why-brain-shrinking#.UpqiG8SThqU

    In fact, the average size of the human brain today is 1350 cc. The boskop man brain was measured at 1950 cc.
  • Nov 29 2013: All of you are talking about intellect and intelligence, but I refer to the size and the growth of some cortex areas related with tha capacity to group Homo sapiens has
  • Nov 29 2013: My first question of your topic is why you use the word "social skills". Do you include a person's solitary thought in logic as one of the social skills or not?
    I agree with Serge that, even though a person needs the minimum food intake to SURVIVE, but beyond that, the fat/cal quantity plays very slight role in the process of brain activity, or "social skills". Also the intelligence or sharpness of obese people are usually slower and ineffectual than that in a thinner person.
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    Nov 27 2013: I tell you a secret: I do not store fat. I am not American and do not suffer on obesity. Second, there is such a factor as effectiveness of food digestion. If an organism is healthy, it will consume only the required amount of food despite of the quantity of food we eat. I tell you another secret: on every Saturday I take no food at all for the whole day. And what is surprising, my brain does not stop working. Therefore, there is something wrong either with me, or with Suzana's hypothesis.
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    Nov 27 2013: From my personal experience: when I am hungry, my mind works better (in contradistinction to Suzana's hypothesis). By the way, are the insects and larvae in French restaurants being served cooked or raw?
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      Nov 27 2013: Suzana is not saying that you think better with a full stomach. She's saying you need 500 kcal everyday to keep the brain working, which is probably one of the reasons humans store fat easier than other apes, just in case.