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“Protecting the Asset” at the Young Global Leaders Annual Summit

I am excited to participate over the next few days in the Forum of Young Global Leaders in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in conjunction with the WEF on Latin America. Will make sure to synthesize main impressions next week. The agenda, interestingly enough, devotes time to “Protect the Asset.”

Why our brains weigh 1.3 kilograms, have ~100 billion neurons, consume 20% of the oxygen we breathe

Teamwork Builds Big Brains (Science Now):
– “The average adult human’s brain weighs about 1.3 kilograms, has 100 billion or so neurons, and sucks up 20% of the oxygen we breathe. It’s much bigger than an animal our size needs. According to a new computer model, the brains of humans and related primates are so large because we evolved to be social creatures.”
– “The idea behind the so-called social intelligence hypothesis is that we need Read the rest of this entry »

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