Are dogs smarter than cats? Here’s what a new scientific study says…

Are dogs smarter than cats? Well, the debate over whether dogs or cats are the smartest pet has raged for decades, if not centuries.

Well, let’s see…

Dogs have served in the military and in police K-9 units. When it comes to involvement with first responders, cats need help from firefighters to be rescued from trees… although, cats are masters at getting others to cater to their irrational whims.

The fact that there are no service cats or drug-sniffing cats, most people might have guessed that canines are smarter than felines.

And now, a new study seems to have scientifically proved dogs are indeed brainier than cats. Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that a dog’s cerebral cortex contains more than twice the neurons of a cat’s brain.

The study also found that raccoons are as smart as dogs, which are twice as smart as cats, which are far dumber than bears! (on average)

The researchers say the number of neurons in an animal’s cerebral cortex is a hallmark of intelligence. The brain of a Golden Retriever was found to have more cortical neurons than a brown bear despite being three times smaller. Pictured are relative animal brain sizes

 

Check out the fascinating study in the video below!

Source: Vanderbilt University


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