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A study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution reveals that the largest animals do not have proportionally bigger brains, with humans being an exception. Researchers from the University of Reading and Durham University analyzed brain and body sizes from around 1,500 species, challenging the long-held belief that brain size scales linearly with body size. Bigger brains relative to body size are linked to intelligence and behavioral complexity. Lead author Professor Chris Venditti stated that the assumption of a linear relationship between brain and body size is incorrect.

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