Science just answered the question of which is smarter: cats or dogs

It’s pretty clear that cats and dogs behave incredibly different from one another, although both have thier own clever characteristics (at times).

While cats portray a know-it-all personality, dogs adapt to new situations quickly. However, both have the ability to acquire new behavior from previous experiences. So the real question is, are cats or dogs smarter?

According to a study that was published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, a group of researchers examined the number of neurons, AKA “brain cells”, in a large group of species. Known for processing and transmitting information, the more neurons you have the better off your cognitive capability is.

The study’s results showed that felines have 250 million neurons while canines nearly doubled the number with 500 million neurons (sorry cat lovers).

The best news, the average human brain has 100 billion neurons so we’re all basically brilliant.

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