Who's Smarter, Dogs or Cats? Her Is The Answer

Who's Smarter, Dogs or Cats? Science Now Has the Answer

"I believe the absolute number of neurons an animal has, especially in the cerebral cortex, determines the richness of their internal mental state and their ability to predict what is about to happen in their environment based on past experience", said Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology and biological sciences at Vanderbilt, who oversaw the study with a collection of global researchers.

And boffins say dogs win hands down - with roughly 530million in their cerebral cortex to cats' 250million.

Well, new research that's set to ruffle the fur of cat lovers shows dogs are more intelligent.

Who's smarter, your dog or your cat?

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As far as dogs and cats go, the study found that dogs have about 530 million cortical neurons while cats have about 250 million.

"I believe the absolute number of neurons an animal has, especially in the cerebral cortex, determines the richness of their internal mental state and their ability to predict what is about to happen in their environment based on past experience", Herculano-Houzel explained. And raccoons, despite their smaller brain size, had nearly as many neurons in their cerebral cortex as dogs.

Among their other discoveries during the study, the researchers found that raccoons in particular are quite smart, packing the same number of neurons that a dog has even though its brain size is about the same as a cat's brain.

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The researchers also learned that the domesticated animals in the test group (dogs, cats, ferrets) have similar brain to body weight ratios as the wild animals in the group.

Herculano-Houzel is an admitted dog person.

Prof Herculano-Houzel of Vanderbilt University in the U.S., added: "I would bet money on a large dog over a cat any time".

The analysis also discovered that the raccoon was an outlier-on the brainy side: It packs the same number of cortical neurons as a dog into a brain the size of a cat's.

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"We do know that there is variation across individuals, but that's really not an issue when we're comparing species that vary so markedly in brain size or numbers of neurons", she said. Another oddity is the bear - its brain is about 10 times larger than a cats, but has a similar amount of neurons.

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