Surprise! Your dog is smarter than your cat.

Yeah, I know. Here’s another of those scientific animal studies that prove something most people already knew, but with a new factoid I didn’t actually know…

Dogs have about 530 million cortical neurons while cats have about 250 million.

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And to put that into perspective…

[H]umans have around 16 billion.

Which, if that’s the only determining factor, would make the average human roughly 30 times smarter than the average dog.

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Which in turn, from the dog’s point of view, would explain the invention of the can opener.

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4 Responses to Surprise! Your dog is smarter than your cat.

  1. Ben says:

    Any cat is (compared to humans) an absolute genus…at being a cat. Same for dogs.

  2. eriko says:

    Your cat is just more optimized. Your dog is more general purpose. Sports car vs Pickup. Both are fun.

  3. Who...Me? says:

    Lol well our sports car is neurotic and seems to hallucinate on a regular basis

  4. John says:

    Lol but a sports car should at least be embarrassed to be sat on by a pickup

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