Brain energy consumption, efficiency etc.

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Brain energy consumption, efficiency etc.

Post by flagship » Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:53 pm

Thiking of the brain, its development, and intelligence, I've come up with a few questions that I'm hoping someone here may be able to answer.

1) Does brain energy consumption predict intelligence; that is are smarter people "thinking more".


2) Do smarter people's brains consume less energy doing the same task (that is they are more efficient) and therefore have roughly the same energy consumption?

Thanks 8)

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Post by fluktuacia » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:28 pm

i've read somewhere, that people with high IQ have higher consumption of glucose (=> energy) than people with low IQ during the learning process..

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It's true

Post by Ragavendra samy » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:29 am

It's true that intelligent people consume more amount of glucose in Brain and it is based on the number of convolusions (Gyri&Sulci) and due to the presence of large number of convolusions they will be having more amount of neurons recruited..........

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