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Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« on: November 30, 2017, 09:19:17 AM »
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The debate over whether dogs or cats are the smartest pet has raged for decades, if not centuries. But in a twist that is sure to ruffle the fur of cat-lovers, new research shows that dogs are more intelligent than their feline foes after all.

Experts showed that dogs have more than twice as many brain cells in a region linked with thinking, planning and other complex behaviours. The researchers, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, say the number of neurons in an animal's cerebral cortex is a hallmark of intelligence. The cortex is the largest layer of the brain and is associated with a range of complex behavioural characteristics.

Researchers found that dogs possess around 530 million cortical neurons, while cats only have around 250 million. By comparison, a human brain houses around 16 billion cortical neurons

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5131945/Dogs-really-smarter-cats-research-suggests.html

Has the age-old debate been settled?
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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 10:37:00 AM »
Has the age-old debate been settled?

About as much as the debate over male vs female (human) intelligence has.

Dogs being more amenable to human control - hence, 'smarter' because they 'learn to do things for people' - is due a lot more to how they are wired to function in canine society than to numbers and sizes.
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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 11:45:56 AM »
My cat read this article along with me and does not agree.  She says that having more brain cells is one thing.  Using them is another. :P

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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 11:56:43 AM »
Having lived with both animals I have concluded that cats are catter than dogs and dogs are dogger than cats.
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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 12:22:07 PM »
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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 01:41:56 AM »
Mittens would continue on its merry way.
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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 01:45:36 AM »
When I was in first grade, the class read a book called Tip and Mitten.

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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 05:12:21 AM »
Mittens would continue on its merry way.

That's exactly the type of cat-ist stereotype the producers are trying to fight against! I'm sorry if a cat or kitten hurt you in some way in your life, but to generalize about an entire species like that based on very limited interactions with them is speciesist and I find your comment to be specious at best. First you slam the purrfect white asmr kitty and now this? Are you a dog supremacist or something?

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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 06:36:02 AM »
Phew reminds me of a foul and disgusting odor.
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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 01:20:15 AM »
Mittens would continue on its merry way.

That's exactly the type of cat-ist stereotype the producers are trying to fight against! I'm sorry if a cat or kitten hurt you in some way in your life, but to generalize about an entire species like that based on very limited interactions with them is speciesist and I find your comment to be specious at best. First you slam the purrfect white asmr kitty and now this? Are you a dog supremacist or something?

I see you are into Aryan cats.  Figures.
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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2017, 02:22:57 AM »
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The debate over whether dogs or cats are the smartest pet has raged for decades, if not centuries. But in a twist that is sure to ruffle the fur of cat-lovers, new research shows that dogs are more intelligent than their feline foes after all.

Experts showed that dogs have more than twice as many brain cells in a region linked with thinking, planning and other complex behaviours. The researchers, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, say the number of neurons in an animal's cerebral cortex is a hallmark of intelligence. The cortex is the largest layer of the brain and is associated with a range of complex behavioural characteristics.

Researchers found that dogs possess around 530 million cortical neurons, while cats only have around 250 million. By comparison, a human brain houses around 16 billion cortical neurons

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5131945/Dogs-really-smarter-cats-research-suggests.html

Has the age-old debate been settled?

except Dogs eat poo.  Never saw a cat do that.
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Re: Dogs are smarter than cats, says study
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2017, 04:01:23 AM »
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The debate over whether dogs or cats are the smartest pet has raged for decades, if not centuries. But in a twist that is sure to ruffle the fur of cat-lovers, new research shows that dogs are more intelligent than their feline foes after all.

Experts showed that dogs have more than twice as many brain cells in a region linked with thinking, planning and other complex behaviours. The researchers, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, say the number of neurons in an animal's cerebral cortex is a hallmark of intelligence. The cortex is the largest layer of the brain and is associated with a range of complex behavioural characteristics.

Researchers found that dogs possess around 530 million cortical neurons, while cats only have around 250 million. By comparison, a human brain houses around 16 billion cortical neurons

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5131945/Dogs-really-smarter-cats-research-suggests.html

Has the age-old debate been settled?

except Dogs eat poo.  Never saw a cat do that.

I have.
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