New Study Basically Proves Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

posted by Trevor D - 

A New Study Basically Proves Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

 

Dogs in cartoons tend to be morons, and cats are little evil geniuses.  But a new study has basically proven DOGS are the smarter species.  Scientists figured out a way to count how many neurons different animals have in their cerebral cortex . . . the part of the brain associated with complex thoughts.  And dogs have over TWICE as many.

  

It's not just because their brains are bigger.  A lot of big-brained animals are dumb. For example, the brain of a bear is 10 times bigger than a cat's brain.  But they found they have roughly the same number of neurons.

  

Raccoon brains are impressive too.  They're the size of a cat brain, but have the same number of neurons as a dog.  But they're all still pretty stupid compared to us.  Dogs and raccoons both have around 500 million neurons.  Your cerebral cortex has about 16 billion. 

  

(Phys.org)

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