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The Brain

Correct me if I'm wrong but this is a dinosaur list, as in "dinosaur"@usc.edu.

I didn't say this is the way it is, "notion" according to Websters's is - a
mental conception; idea; option; slight feeling or inclination, not a
definite statement. I was just using this as a setup for my question, I
don't clam to have documentation. I was referring to higher thought
process, why would I refer to dinosaurs as intellects, and humans in the
lowest thought output?  The first 3 words are "I grew up with".

>I grew up with the notion that dinosaurs were supposed to be stupid, for
>example >Diplodocus had a small head , and a small brain. Since humans
>only use what 10 or 15 >% of our brains true potential, if Diplodocus used
>100% of it's puny brain... well, >that would be about 50% more than us.
>Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that >Dinosaurs were intellectuals
>or inventers of the finger puzzle.

I think perhaps the list has grown to comfortable lambasting people, so
much so that the actual question was missed.

So I will ask it again.

But I'm curious, what % of the brain are today's animals using. If a
dinosaurs skeleton is like a reptile, how will it's brain compare? How will
a birds brain compare to a dinosaurs, are the general structures of a
dinosaurs brain in fact similar in all taxa. For that matter how similar is
the structure of a crocodile's brain, and lets say a gecko?

I think this is a scientifically relevant question, pertinent to a
*Dinosaur* list.