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Spiders Are Much Smarter Than You Think

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People tend to associate intelligence with brain size. And as a general guideline, this makes sense: more brain cells, more mental capabilities. Humans, and many of the other animals we’ve come to think of as unusually bright, such as chimpanzees and dolphins, all have large brains. And it’s long been assumed that the smallest brains simply don’t have the capacity to support complex mental processes. But what if they do?

The vast majority of Earth’s animal species are rather small, and a vanishingly small portion of them have been studied at all, much less by cognition researchers. But the profile of one group of diminutive animals is rapidly rising as scientists discover surprisingly sophisticated behaviors among them.

“There is this general idea that probably spiders are too small, that you need some kind of a critical mass of brain tissue to be able to perform complex behaviors,” says arachnologist and evolutionary biologist Dimitar Dimitrov of the University Museum of Bergen in Norway. “But I think spiders are one case where this general idea is challenged. Some small things are actually capable of doing very complex stuff.”

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Seattle Humane: a Foster Volunteer’s Perspective

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Re: “Seattle Humane not living up to promises made in $30 million campaign for new complex” [Nov. 7, Local News]: I have volunteered at Seattle Humane for a total of about six years, nearly five-and-a-half years as a cat foster parent. I cannot address what was said in the article, but I want to give […]

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Atlanta-based Black Female Therapists to Launch New Offerings For…

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Black Female Therapists wants to extend its focus to Black men’s mental health

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Stuff His Stocking With Bel Essence for Men

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Bel Essence (http://www.belessence.com), the natural skin care company making effective anti-aging and wellness products, launches skin care…

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