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Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People

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Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People

Sorry, canine lovers, but according to a new study, cat lovers are smarter than you. Researchers examining the differences between “dog people” and “cat people” found that feline fans score higher on intelligence tests and are more introverted, open-minded, and sensitive, LiveScience reports. On the other hand, “dog people” are more outgoing and energetic, and they prefer to follow the rules. The results, presented at this month’s meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, were collected after surveying 600 college students.

For more on man's best friend, see the Science News team's latest coverage of doggy science.

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