Study: Having A Big Brain Really Makes You Have Less Muscle

The bigger the brain, the smaller the muscles finds a new study. University of North Texas researchers looked at he cadavers of primate species that died of natural causes, and found that compared to other animals, large-brained primates had less muscle. Study leader, Dr. Magdalena Muchlinkski says the animals were also found to “fewer Type I fibres than primates with smaller brains,” which are used in sustained activities like running for a long time. More research is needed on this topic, but a similar study last year had results suggesting humans have evolved to prioritize quick thinking over fast moving. (Daily Mail