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    Brain Size

    A cow has a brain 400 times the size of a mouse's brain. They don't seem 400 times as smart. What's going on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bender View Post
    A cow has a brain 400 times the size of a mouse's brain. They don't seem 400 times as smart. What's going on there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bender View Post
    A cow has a brain 400 times the size of a mouse's brain. They don't seem 400 times as smart. What's going on there?
    Cows are very social animals. That's what they use their brains for. They may not talk to you. It's only because they don't think you're very interesting. :^)

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    There's a lot more data to process, and regulate in a cow's body, than a mouse's. All that doesn't have much to do with reasoning ability. Even the part about regulating the rechewing of that volume of food is probably way more than a mouse brain is capable of.

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    Maybe not all of them. One day I saw a local rancher loading cows for market but one was running faster than I've ever seen a cow move in the opposite direction.

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    Actually, a mouse has a brain size to body size Encephalization quotient the same as a human.
    brain.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Schierer View Post
    Actually, a mouse has a brain size to body size Encephalization quotient the same as a human.
    brain.JPG
    That explains a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Schierer View Post
    Actually, a mouse has a brain size to body size Encephalization quotient the same as a human.
    brain.JPG
    Now I understand why I can't fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom M King View Post
    Now I understand why I can't fly.
    And how, no matter how or where I drive, a bird can always hit my windshield with a dropping.

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    It's that brain ratio. They're smarter than us.

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