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  • 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 neurons than cats, raccoons have as many neurons as a primate packed into a brain the size of a cat's and although bears have a much larger brain, they have about the same number of neurons as a cat.
    Jeremy Teaford, Vanderbilt University
    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 neurons than cats, raccoons have as many neurons as a primate packed into a brain the size of a cat's and although bears have a much larger brain, they have about the same number of neurons as a cat.
  • Illustration of the brains of six of the carnivores analyzed in the study
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Vanderbilt University
    Illustration of the brains of six of the carnivores analyzed in the study




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