Growing up I was teased incessantly about the size of my head. I know all kids are bullied, but my head attacks were on another level. There was some credence to this, because when I needed to get Football helmet (my town had a finite number of helmets), my dad took me to a specialty sports shop in Rockville Centre, New York. The amount of the helmet was over ninety dollars. My Dad didn't hesitate to make the purchase. I get emotional when I think about it. Those that know my dad, he is always aware of his money. It was an intimidating helmet with a real face cage. I got curious and did some research. I wondered if there was any benefit to my head. I found a few that I've listed below. What do you think?
While brain size is not the only factor in determining intelligence, studies have shown that there is a correlation between head size and IQ. People with larger heads tend to have larger brains, which may mean they have more cognitive abilities and higher IQ scores.
The inner ear, which plays a critical role in maintaining balance, is in the skull. A larger head may mean a larger and more developed inner ear, leading to better balance and stability. This is definitely not me.
A larger head means more space for the brain to develop and grow. This additional space may allow for increased creativity and problem-solving skills, as there is more room for new ideas to form and take shape.
While no one wants to think about head injuries, they do happen. However, studies have shown that people with larger heads are less likely to suffer from brain damage due to the extra space and cushioning that the skull provides.
Some studies have suggested that people with larger heads may live longer than those with smaller heads. This may be due to a variety of factors, including increased intelligence, better balance, and resilience to injury.
While having a big head may come with its own set of challenges, it's important to remember that there are also many benefits. So, the next time you feel self-conscious about your (my) head size, try to focus on the positive aspects and embrace your unique characteristics. After all, your big head may be your ticket to a better, smarter, and longer life.
Whatever someone tells you that there is something wrong with you, realize there may be benefits slash superpowers with that thing. Love your life, ALL of it.