P6_1 Increase in Human Brain Power as a Result of Cranial Frill Cooling

Joseph McGuire, Alex Toohie, Alex Pohl


This paper outlines the effects of having a small cranial crest of frills containing thin blood vessels to aid with cooling of blood from the brain. We have calculated the increase in brain temperature that such a crest would facilitate to be 1.97C which corresponds to an increase in brain power of 689%. We have commented on the biological implications of this and deduced that in terms of physics this is a viable mechanism.

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