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Dolphin brain

mike cheney cheney at ucla.edu
Tue Feb 2 18:28:47 EST 1999


On Sat, 30 Jan 1999 16:01:16 +0100, "dominique.flahaut"
<dominique.flahaut at skynet.be> wrote:

>
>
>>In article <19990123093149.19507.00000817 at ngol01.aol.com>,
>>tonyjeffs2 at aol.comTonyJ (TonyJeffs2) wrote:
>>
>>| Dolphins have biger brains than people. I always thought maybe it is a
>bigger
>>| cerebellum or something to do with movement,  but I recently heared that
>they
>>| have a bigger cerebral cortex, so now I'm intrigued.
>
>
>I've also heared that dolphins have bigger frontal and prefrontal areas. But
>I have no any objective or sure information about that. If that was actually
>confirmed, I would be profoundly intrigued too...

In humans, at least, there is no correlation between brain size and
intellegence, so I don't know how much you could infer from the size
of the dolphin brains...
 -mike




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