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Point: Guess What Cat Lovers, Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats And There's Nothing You Can Do About It

ACCORDING TO SCIENNNNNNCE.

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A group of researchers from Vanderbilt University wrote a paper that'll soon be published in the medical journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy which found that dogs have way more cortical neurons than cats.

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Researchers believe that the number of cortical neurons in the brain contributes to the richness and depth of an animal's intellect.

Cats have around 250 million cortical neurons, while dogs have nearly 530 million. In case you're wondering, humans have about 16 billion.

The paper also posits that the number of neurons an animal has doesn't at all correspond to size. For example, a brown bear, a raccon, and a cat all had abouuuut the same number of neurons.

But maybe you're like, Science, IDC what you say. I still love my cat more than any dog, so shut your face. In that case, head on over to this CAT-DEFENDING ARTICLE RIGHT HERE that argues for cat smarts over dog smarts.

And take this very scientific poll, too:

  1. Do YOU believe dogs are smarter than cats?

    Yes, I know this is true.
    No, cats are smarter, and all the science in the world won't convince me otherwise.

Point: Guess What Cat Lovers, Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats And There's Nothing You Can Do About It

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