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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.
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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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Re: WHY DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN CATS--Vanderbilt University Study
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 09:07:49 PM »
My non-scientific thoughts...

Dogs are pleasers, so they seem smarter because they obey, do tricks, give kisses, etc. 
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Re: WHY DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN CATS--Vanderbilt University Study
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 09:11:32 PM »
Cats do what they want, pretty much when they want.  Humans cater to them.   Silly7

Basically, cats train humans.  And dogs are supposedly smarter?  Though I've known some dogs that trained their humans, too . . .
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Re: WHY DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN CATS--Vanderbilt University Study
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 09:42:32 PM »
Basically, cats train humans.  And dogs are supposedly smarter?  Though I've known some dogs that trained their humans, too . . .

The bigger the dog, the easier it is for them to train you. Nothing says, "Pay attention, human!" like a big furry face shoved into your face no matter where you're sitting. Or flopped down on your shoulder, or paw on your shoulder, or a good shove between your legs--especially when they've got a beard and it's full of water.
"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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