Specialist in Evolutionary Anthropology and writer Brian Hare believes that put an end to thousands of years of disputes about who is smarter - a dog or cat.
Unfortunately, for all fans of the latter, the expense is not in their favor: the years of study of animal behavior and mental processes Hare convinced that dogs are smarter than their eternal rivals.
Scientists note that, although in general domesticated animals are usually more stupid wild counterparts, domestic dogs, which are for human companions and helpers rather than a source of food, gradually adapted to this role. So, the dog better than other types recognize gestures and facial expressions, are able to store the desired information and come back to it later. Cats walk by themselves, on average, show less intellectual talent, says Hare.