Study: Dogs Smarter than Cats
Written by Pat's Papers | Tuesday, 23 November 2010 7:41 AM
The debate is over—dogs are smarter than cats says the UK’s Telegraph this morning. British scientists came to their controversial conclusion by reversing their thoughts on what was commonly thought to be a sign of feline ingenuity—standoffishness. Because dogs are more social, the theory goes, their brains are bigger.
By studying the evolution of the brain in several species across 60 million years, researchers say they identified a pattern: the bigger the brain, the more intelligent and more social the mammal. The brains of monkeys grew the most over time, followed by horses, dolphins, camels and dogs.
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