Thursday, January 5, 2012

Even the Smallest SPIDERS have Giant Brains

Did you know that the smallest of Spiders have huge brains?  Spiders brains are so large they even extend into  their legs!  Now for those of us here in the track & field office at the University of Richmond, where our official mascot is the Spider...we are not surprised at all by this fact.

According to a recent New York Times Article: "Researchers measured the central nervous systems of nine species of spiders in a range of sizes. While the smallest had smaller brains in absolute terms, relatively speaking their brains were enormous."  READ MORE HERE.

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