Cool Science - 9/9/13: Wild Minds Exhibit 2 (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

September 11, 2013 Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 8:51 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- In this week's episode of Cool Science Monday, Martin Fisher from Science Central will talk about the Wild Minds exhibit which is open through Sunday.

It has displays about animal cognition, a term for thinking. This involves language, problem-solving, self-identity, tool use, etc. The brain and Nervous System are made of specialized cells called neurons.

Martin showed a case that had 5 sample brains. Human brains have approximately 90 billion neurons. For comparison, dolphin and chimpanzee brains each have about 25 billion.




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