so, I was searching and reading things about reptiles trying to build a guideline for any kind of cold blooded peoples/aliens
I still have a hard time finding precises idea on how temperature regulation would work for cold blooded creature to manage their brain, given that there is several ways to be "cold blooded" there may be some more likely than other
I also could not find anything conclusive as if it is at all possible, but assuming it just is, how would it affect their behavior?
assuming their brain activity could just slow down to conserve energy, how would this affect their conscious and subconscious mind?
the first idea/theory I came up to answer that would be that their perception of time would change radically depending on the ambient heat, but I would love to hear other ideas that would make for particularly otherworldly behaviors
and one last theory I was thinking about, was that as smart as they could get, being cold blooded would bring down their need for food or their ability for constant labor, two major thing that would get in the way of them developing agriculture, or maybe large society/kingdom/empire as a whole, essentially keeping them as tribe peoples until outside influence reaches them
I haven't found any particular flaw in that theory yet, but I'd like to see it challenged