More Friends, Bigger Brain
Researchers have suggested that there is a link between the number of friends you have the size of your prefrontal cortex. This study shows that this part of the brain is bigger for the people who have more friends.
This study was led by a professor of the University of Oxford. The study shows that we need a certain set of cognitive skills to maintain friends, especially a lot of friends. The terms friends in this study
doesn’t mean the people we know, for example, all of your Facebook friends do not count. The ability to have these skills is determined by the size of the
different parts of our brain. I thought it was also very interesting that this particular part of the brain is right above the eyes. I believe this also has to do with the reason for this link.
Of course the study didn’t use many volunteers which could make this a little skeptical but if you want to find out more just use the link below. I won’t bore you with all the details, I just found this article very interesting. Too bad we can’t do our own experiments on each others’ brains and figure this out for ourselves.
The professor of this study has done the same experiment with different species but this study looks at differences within just one species: humans.
What do you guys think? Could this be possible or is it just coincidence? Have youever thought about how many friends you have and if there could be a scientific reason for that?