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Study finds tall people are more intelligent

Height of individuals has long been associated with the intelligence of people. Now a study has found the reason for cognitive superiority of tall people: the size of brains

A joint study between Helsinki, California and Boston universities shows the correlation between intelligence and height. Tall people have slightly larger brains than short people, which in turn gives the brain cortex a larger area, results in the upper hand in cognitive tasks.

The research data was collected in California from over 500 men, from the age of 51 to 60. The tests measured linguistic, mathematical, spacial awareness and problem solving skills. While tall people in general have larger brains, it does not always translate into all individuals. Large brains do not always guarantee strong cognitive skills.

More details: Brain structure mediates the association between height and cognitive ability