Kids With Bigger Heads Are More Likely To Be Successful
According to new research, there is a connection between the size of your child’s head and how successful they will be in the future.
The research was carried out by UK Biobank, a major long-term studied which was started in 2007.
The study looked at over 500,000 people living in Britain, and analysed how their genes and physical and mental health impacted on their success.
Talking to Neuroscience News, Professor Ian Deary, who lead the research, said that the study found a link between cognitive skills and the size of the brain.
"In addition to there being shared genetic influences between cognitive skills and some physical and mental health states, the study also found that cognitive skills share genetic influences with brain size, body shape and educational attainments," Professor Deary said.
The study, which was published in the Nature Journal Molecular Psychiatry, looked at 17 genes and found that the evidence was so accurate that experts could predict if a child would go on to college based on their DNA.
So what size head is considered big?
According to researchers, heads with a circumference of 12.5" - 14" are considered to be smarter.
Written by Mary Byrne, Content Executive at Family Friendly HQ. Follow her on Twitter: @marybyrne321