UAlberta researchers join debate on intelligence of T-rex

Researchers from the University of Alberta have joined an international debate on the Tyrannosaurus rex’s level of intelligence. In 2023, a Vanderbilt University researcher published a study surmising that the T-Rex had somewhere between two and three billion neurons, which they asserted would potentially put the dinosaur’s intellect on par with baboons and other primates. UAlberta scholars Cristian Gutierrez and Doug Wylie worked with an international group of researchers to co-author an article countering these claims, asserting that the T-Rex’s intelligence was probably more on par with that of a crocodile.

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