Skip to comments.Cats vs dogs: Which pet is smarter?
Posted on 12/04/2017 3:15:54 PM PST by mairdie
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Researchers at CanCog Technologies, a private institution in Toronto that studies behavior and aging in companion animals, have tested dogs and cats on the same tasks, using cats that show the same level of interest in food rewards as the dogs. They found that cats make more errors than dogs and require more trials to learn the same tasks.
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The researchers, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, say the number of neurons in an animal's cerebral cortex is a hallmark of intelligence.
The cortex is the largest layer of the brain and is associated with a range of complex behavioural characteristics.
Researchers found that dogs possess around 530 million cortical neurons, while cats only have around 250 million.
By comparison, a human brain houses around 16 billion cortical neurons.
I love that picture. 8>)
They’re both smarter than any Dummycrat.
Dogs have owners.
Cats have staff.
Dog: “You feed me, you pamper me, you play with me, you see to all my needs, you love me. You must be God!
Cat: “You feed me, you pamper me, you play with me, you see to all my needs, you love me. I must be God!
You guys are SO good!
Until I see police walking around with drug/explosive/cadaver sniffing cats, dogs win
When ya gotta wipe you gotta wipe.
I’ve never heard of any blind person using a seeing-eye cat.
Oh, Lurkina! How am I going to remove that image now?
Cats can be fun if you have a cross bow style cat launcher
A seeing eye cat would lead the person into an open manhole just for grins and giggles.
Cats dont do blue collar!
Aren’t cats usually to be found lying on computers or keyboards checking out the latest ads for tuna? Definitely white collar.
Having had 2 terriers, I can say with out any doubt, that sitting on someone’s head is perfectly normal for them. Don’t ask me how I know.
How much government(our) money did they spend to find out that cats are not dogs?
Ranks right up there with the recent study that proved the men and women are different.
Great pic, and with my experience working with the public, I’d say cats and dogs are both smarter than 80% of the human population.
What do they expect when they started with cats known to be retarded?
> Ive never heard of any blind person using a seeing-eye cat. <
That’s because cats refuse to be servants to anyone.
8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Dinner! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!
The Cat's Diary
Day 983 of My Captivity
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.
The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Bastards!
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs.
I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now ...
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