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Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:29 PM

Sorry, Grumpy CatStudy finds dogs are brainier than cats

There’s a new twist to the perennial argument about which is smarter, cats or dogs.

It has to do with their brains, specifically the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex: the “little gray cells” associated with thinking, planning and complex behavior —all considered hallmarks of intelligence.

The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats.

“In this study, we were interested in comparing different species of carnivorans to see how the numbers of neurons in their brains relate to the size of their brains, including a few favorite species including cats and dogs, lions and brown bears,” said Associate Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences Suzana Herculano-Houzel, who developed the method for accurately measuring the number of neurons in brains.

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/11/29/grumpy-cat-study-dogs/

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douglas9 Nov 2017 OP
Skittles Nov 2017 #1
2naSalit Nov 2017 #2
Doreen Nov 2017 #3
packman Nov 2017 #4
Duppers Nov 2017 #5
Motley13 Nov 2017 #6

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:33 PM

1. smart enough not to know how to use the indoor toilet

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:36 PM

2. That's right!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:50 PM

3. Well, OK, I will go along with it but somehow the cats are the ones who know

how to control us without fetching balls, doing goofy tricks, and even looking at us with disdain and still get love, attention, and food.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:18 PM

4. Bet the cat makes up for it in the area of brain associated

with attitude, narcissism , and arrogance. I think they have a greater feeling of self-worth than a dog.

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Response to packman (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 04:43 PM

5. Jeepers, an obvious analogy just popped into my head.

Sorry.

I do love the little shits so much tho.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:11 PM

6. If dogs are brainier, why is it that cats rule the household?



love them both but cats rule


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