Were Dinosaurs Smart?

We tend to think that dinosaurs were not very intelligent, as they had relatively small brains. But …

“scientists hadn’t discovered that (avian) dinosaurs were the ancestors of birds. So perhaps we should reconsider their reputation as stupid. Birds have small brains because they need to fly, but many are quite intelligent, especially crows and parrots. How do they do it? The neurons in their brain are much more closely packed, and they have several times more neurons per gram of brain compared to mammals. Avian dinosaurs like the theropods may well have had the same brain structure — we don’t know for sure, because brains don’t fossilize — and therefore may have been much smarter than we once thought.”

Here is your link to find out more! Enjoy!

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