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Many animals are able to demonstrate some level of counting skill. For example, studies show that dogs can distinguish between different numbers of treats, and can count up to four or five[source1] Of course, it seems intuitive that dogs would have some sort of mathematical skill given their close bond with humans, but what about other creatures? Studies of ...


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As a disclaimer, first please remember that brain size is only partially related to intelligence, and that whenever this comes up with regards to humans you should remember the long and ongoing history of badly-justified racism on the topic. So let's ignore intelligence, and just focus on brains and skulls. If a person has a bigger skull, then they have a ...


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Brains are not computers, and do not process information like computers. The trees from CS you are talking about are ways to run linear information stores through a central processing unit. Even with machines that can sort of do these operations in parallel, they are still very much series computations. Brains, on the other hand, are massively parallel, and ...


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