BOSTON (CBS) – Who’s smarter, your dog or your cat? According to a new study, it’s probably your dog.
Scientists counted the number of neurons or brain cells in the brains of a variety of carnivores and found that dogs’ brains have more than twice the number of neurons as cats’ brains.READ MORE: Police Searching Woods In Abington For Missing 5-Year-Old Elijah Lewis
As it turns out the size of the brain is not what matters the most. It’s probably the number of neurons that are residing in the brain.READ MORE: 'Plan For Alternatives': Toys May Be In Short Supply This Holiday Season
Because dog brains possess more neurons, scientists say they probably are capable of doing more complex and flexible things with their lives than cats can.MORE NEWS: Lauren Astley's Father Works With Wayland Students To Raise Awareness About Teen Dating Violence
Interestingly, raccoons are particularly brainy. While they have a fairly small brain, they have as many neurons packed inside as you might expect to find in a primate.