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".

and/or

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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