Sorry Grumpy Cat, Study Finds Dogs Are Brainier Than Cats - Neuroscience News
Summary: Dogs possess significantly more cortical neurons than cats, a new study reports.
Source: Vanderbilt University.
There’s a new twist to the perennial argument about which is smarter, cats or dogs.
It has to do with their brains, specifically the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex: the “little gray cells” associated with thinking, planning and complex behavior –all considered hallmarks of intelligence.
The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats.