Cat brains are shrinking, and it’s all humans’ fault

Cat brains are shrinking, and it’s all humans’ fault

1000’s of yrs of human dependence has shrunk your cat’s mind, new analysis indicates.

In a analyze printed Jan. 26 in the journal Royal Modern society Open up Science, scientists in comparison the cranial measurements (an indicator of brain sizing) of contemporary dwelling cats with that of two of their closest wild ancestors, African (Felis lybica) and European wildcats (Felis silvestris). The group located that cranium size — and as a result mind size — in domesticated cats has shrunk drastically about the previous 10,000 a long time or so in comparison with their wild ancestors.