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WHY DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN CATS--Vanderbilt University Study
« on: December 02, 2017, 11:11:23 PM »
WHY DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN CATS: SCIENCE SHOWS THEY PACK MORE NEURONS IN THEIR BRAINS


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In the dogs v. cats debate, dogs may have just earned a point. New research suggests that canines have more neurons in the cerebral cortex of their brains than their feline counterparts.

Scientists obtained brains from a wide variety of animals in the same taxonomic order, “carnivora,” which mostly consists of carnivores. They chose carnivores because they thought predators would have to be smarter than prey, because there are a variety of sizes among them, and there are both wild and domestic carnivores. The researchers studied cats, dogs, bears, raccoons, mongooses, lions and hyenas.

What they found surprised them.
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." Edward Hoagland
"Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog."

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"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." Edward Hoagland
"Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog."

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