Ep 235: Elephants, their big brains and handy faces

Elephants, their big brains and handy faces

The largest animal on land also has the largest brain. With complex social lives, cooperative problem solving, self-awareness and tool use, the elephants also have brains that have three times the number of neurons that our brains do. Join us as we take a look at elephants.

Here’s a paper on the size of elephant brains, and the number of neurons they have.

The elephant brain in numbers

Here’s a paper on some unique things about elephant brains.

What elephants’ unique brain structures suggest about their mental abilities

And here are a couple of articles about the evolution of these large and intelligent animals..

Elephant Evolution

The ins and outs of elephant evolution