• Question: what is different between are brains and animals brains

    Asked by 552dagk23 to Hugh, James, Katherine, Matt, Shannon on 10 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Katherine Benson

      Katherine Benson answered on 10 Nov 2017:

      Humans have the largest cerebral cortex of all mammals, relative to the size of their brains (it takes up about 80% of our brain’s mass). This area houses the cerebral hemispheres, which are responsible for things like memory, communication, and thinking and this may be why we’re so intelligent!

    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 11 Nov 2017:

      I saw a programme recently which made the point that it is not only the size of the brain that is important, but also how much the cells are connected. The more complex the connection network, the more complex the intellect!

    • Photo: James Brown

      James Brown answered on 16 Nov 2017:

      different parts of different animals brains can be more developed to suit their needs- a dog needs to be able to smell much more than we do!