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Bird Brains...er Dino Brains

In AP Biology I learned that intelligence may be caused not by brain 
mass, but by the development of a critter's neaural networks and how the 
neurons are connected. I also learned, from one or so of my Bird Talk 
Magazines that are laying scattered about my room, that parrots, such as 
the African Gray Parrot, have roughly the intelligence of a 5-6 year old 
child. Knowing this, it made me wonder...
how can people say dinosaurs are stupid or smart animals? And how would 
one figure out the intelligence of an extinct animal? Do they have 
brains more like reptiles or more like birds, somewhere in between, or 
does it depend on the species,etc?
--Just curoious,

Jessica Wagar
Amateur Paleontologist

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