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Lol this study was a total waste of time and maybe even money.
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Well it's pretty obvious CBS has no idea how high entry requirements for universities are in the UK, they're rediculously high, you're expected to be punctual, have A+ in maths or english and 3 A levels in college.. yep.. that explains why their brains are bigger, 80% of teens in the UK are brain dead on marijuana, i however am part of that "125" with bigger brains. And it's not because of my facebook friends.
    
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Bigger isn't better.
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Bigger isn't better.
I interpret the phrase "bigger" when associated with brains as more intelligent, not the size of the brain.
    
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Really..?
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Not in my experience...
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Only 125 test subjects? This test is laughable. All they're saying is more social people have more FB friends.....I could have told you that without wasting the money on this "study".

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regions of the brain associated with emotion, memory, navigation, and perceiving social cues.
Pretty sure the only part of this related to actual "intelligence" is memory and even that is questionable.
Edited by Scrappy - 10/20/11 at 1:20am
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I lold. So what is with girls that post their asses and get over 5000people. It means they are smart?
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Well it's pretty obvious CBS has no idea how high entry requirements for universities are in the UK, they're rediculously high, you're expected to be punctual, have A+ in maths or english and 3 A levels in college.. yep.. that explains why their brains are bigger, 80% of teens in the UK are brain dead on marijuana, i however am part of that "125" with bigger brains. And it's not because of my facebook friends.
*sigh* Maybe I should have posted from a different source. I still don't think people are quite understanding that the study didn't link brain size to intelligence. At least, they haven't stated that yet. I will agree that the study itself did not take into account the type of connections these "friends" represented, and the social context from which these connections were made.

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I interpret the phrase "bigger" when associated with brains as more intelligent, not the size of the brain.
That was not a conclusion drawn from the study. It simply suggested that there was a correlation between the amount of Facebook friends people possessed and the size of their brain. Again, there was nothing specifically pointing to a correlation between size and intelligence.
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I must be mentally retarded with 49 friends.
    
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