Evidence for a secular increase in human brain weight during the past century.

@article{Miller1977EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a secular increase in human brain weight during the past century.},
  author={Ann Miller and J. A. N. Corsellis},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={1977},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          253-7
        }
}
7397 post-mortem records have been studied. These comphrhend all 20- to 50-year old men and women who had been autopsied in The London Hospital since 1907. Fresh brain weight, body weight and height were abstracted and analysed statistically according to sex and to year of birth, any person with a cerebral or skeletal abnormality having been excluded. Fresh brain weight in men increased gradually by an average of 0-66 g per year from a mean of 1372 g for those born in 1860 to 1424 g in 1940-a… CONTINUE READING

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