More scientific brains fried by political correctness
One hopes that the authors below knew what was really going on in their data but they show no sign of it. Their basic finding is that kids from rich families have bigger brains -- and they claim that wealth somehow has a direct effect on brain size. Researcher Dr Kimberley Noble is quoted as saying:
"The brain is the product of both genetics and experience and experience is particularly powerful in moulding brain development in childhood. This suggests that interventions to improve socioeconomic circumstance, family life and/or educational opportunity can make a vast difference."
It does nothing of the sort. What is being ignored is that naughty IQ again. The findings were entirely predictable from what we have long known about IQ. IQ is both hereditary, tends to be higher among successful people and is associated with larger brain size. All that the stupid woman has discovered is the old old fact that IQ is hereditary. And no "interventions" will change that.