What would other animal skulls look like if they grew huge brains?
>>4465855Like ours basically. The ape face shape was moulded by the brain pushing stuff around and altering the position of jaw muscles. Smaller brained ancestors looked something like a cross between a cat and a squirrel. Microcephalic children have protruding upper jaws. If we ever give dogs human intelligence we need to do so by introducing avian genes for neuron density and efficiency
>>4465855Like this. They don't have a huge brain but they do have an enlarged skull volume due to hydrocephalus. Basically their brains got inflated like a balloon and the skull had to grow with it.
What about animals like birds and whales, whose bodies need to be aero/hydrodynamic?
>>4466022Whales have big heads already. Birds are unlikely to evolve big heads, but if they do, they'd just look like birds with big heads
>>4466022birds are just dinosaurs with much bigger brains
>>4466022>whales, whose bodies need to be aero/hydrodynamic?
>>4466045AKCHUALLY birds reorganized and shrunk their neurons to they could achieve greater cognition without increasing weight and energy requirements.
>>4466071have you ever seen dinosaur brains?bird brains are like 100 times bigger by body mass or skull size.
>>4465855the fuck is happening between 4 and 5?
>>4466747Highly evolved neanderthal versus primitive sapien, I assume.
>>4466747>>4466833>Highly evolved neanderthal versus primitive sapien, I assume.yes, also invention of agriculture shrunk human brain size.
>>4465855This image sucks as it implies our brains are at their peak currently. Neanderthals and Early Modern Humans like Cro-Magnon had bigger brains than us. Also, a sign of high intelligence is a high cranial vault. Some birds developed this convergently.
>>4466762miura was a hack
>>4466022>>4466041>>4466045>>4466071>>4466186>In fishes no distinct cranial vault as such exists. Instead, the skull is composed of loosely jointed bones. The cranial vault as a distinct unit arose with the fusion of the skull roof and the endocranium on the early Labyrinthodonts. In amphibians and reptiles the vault is rather small and inconspicuous, only forming proper vaults in mammals and birds.Birds are reptiles with enlarged brains and they attained this convergently. A high vault and bigger brain is hyper-correlated with intelligence.
>>4468840>>4468841this is antisemitic
>>4468889not true, the romans kept the mockery of jews to a tasteful minimum
>>4465861You're an idiot
>>4468822>A high vault and bigger brain is hyper-correlated with intelligenceCortex neuron count is the closer correlation to intelligence than brain size.
>>4465975Damn. How smart are they?
>>4468889how do you know they're jewish?
>>4471217birds are attracted to shiny things