Monday, November 06, 2006

Dads are Brilliant

I have long argued that trying to make sweeping generalizations about human gender roles based on animal data is generally dumb, but -- in the interest of using questionable data when it helps bolster my point -- I feel I should point everyone to this Popular Science piece that shows that daddy marmosets have crazy-connected prefrontal cortexes, which is where a lot of the high-order brain magic happens.

The obvious upshot is that those of us who spend a lot of time caring for kids are waaaay smarter than everyone else. Thought you should know. (Via Daddy Dialectic, who says parenthood has certainly made him smarter, in some specific ways.)

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