Month: April 2016

Brain Size and Intelligence in Carnivores

Many studies have shown an intraspecific correlation of brain size and intelligence but, for this website, only cross species  correlations are of interest. Despite much speculation in scientific literature, there have only ever been three papers providing evidence for or against a

Can Bottlenose Dolphins Speak?

Bottlenose dolphins are renown for their intelligence, with an average brain size slightly larger than a human. It should come as no surprise that they are a favourite subject in animal intelligence research. It is quite possible that more cognitive tests

Attempting to Compare Human Intelligence with Other Animals

If we want to measure our wit against wild animals, we run into a unique problem – there are no truly wild humans from which to take our baseline. There are still a few uncontacted tribes living in such remote places

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