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Daemon
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Which are smarter, cats or dogs? We asked a scientist

It's a debate we can never seem to settle: Are cats smarter? Or are dogs? Dogs learn and respond to commands; cats usually don't. But cats are cunning hunters with a boundless curiosity. To settle this debate, PBS NewsHour posed the question to three ... More...
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Dogs. Cats are a kind of naive.
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Which are smarter, cats or dogs? We asked a scientist

- As a matter of fact, cats and dogs are in the most liked pet animals across the globe and the hurdle about who is smarter is like an eternal flame. But some scientists, as this article has shown, seems to have had time and money enough for testing this matter out.

- Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel studies animal intelligence by digging deep into gray matter. She liquifies animal brains to count their neurons. And what she’s found is that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats.
- This method helped the team discover that dogs possess about 530 million neurons in the cortex, while cats have about 250 million. For perspective, the human cortex contains 16 billion neurons. Herculano-Houzel said it’s possible even small dogs, like chihuahuas or corgis, have more neurons than cats.
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