Text: In 2007, a French government employee presented to a clinic complaining of left leg weakness. Brain scans revealed massive dilation of the ventricles bilaterally.

Text: Despite this, his intelligence remained in the low-normal range. most cite this as a remarkable example of neuroplasticity.

Doctor: So while you have intelligence within the normal limits, you’re missing like half of your brain volume.

Text: It also makes for excellent political fodder.

Newspaper: Government employee able to perform job with tiny brain, claims fiscal conservative.