Sorry, Garfield: Science says dogs are smarter than cats – NBCNews.com

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Half of you will love this, and half of you will hate it: An international team of scientists says its research strongly suggests that dogs are smarter than cats.

A paper accepted this week for publication in the journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy reports that dogs’ brains have more than twice as many cortical neurons — the cells linked to thinking, planning and complex behavior — than cats’ brains do.




Image: A cute dog

A pug dog at the annual crufts dog show in Birmingham, England, in March 2011.