• I studied elephant brain structures - here's what makes them so special

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

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    August 12 is World Elephant Day.
    Elephants have many engaging features, from their incredibly dexterous trunks to their memory abilities and complex social lives.
    However, their brains are what make elephants truly unique.
    The shape of elephant cortical neurons is radically different from anything we had ever observed before.
    Research of their brain structures show that elephants are essentially contemplative animals.
    Conservationists have designated August 12 as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about conserving these majestic animals. Elephants have many...
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