Cat Brains?

By : Miwa Sakamaki

Basic Cats

Where did cats come from?

Cats were discovered in Western Asia in around 8000 B.C.

Felis Catus?

Felis Catus is the scientific name for a cat. Any domesticated member of the genus Felis (Felis is a genus of cats in the family Felidae, including the familiar domestic cat and its closest wild relatives.)

Cats are a vertebrate. They are a mammal.

Features Of A Mammal

Features of a mammal

1) They are warm-blooded

2) All mammals have four limbs. Some mammals walk on all four limbs, others walk on two and others can do both. (Tetrapods)

3) Mammals have hair which grows from follicles found in the skin. Functions of the hair include warmth, protection and to act as a sensor (Hair)

4) Mammals breathe using a pair of lungs composed of spongy like material. The breathing rate of mammals varies - a whale might only breathe once every two hours while smaller rodents breathe 150+ times a minute. (Respiration)

They feed baby’s milk

5) Most mammals give birth to live young but a few lay eggs. (Reproduction)

6) Scientists are trying to make a new computer with the structure of a cat’s brain.

Cats have formed structural adaptations, such as retractile claws and size, to suit their needs in their natural environment. They also have heightened senses.

Adaptations Of A Cat

Behavioural Adaptation

Cats been used as rodent control for centuries. They didn't depend on humans for meals, so they remained independent. That independent spirit allows them to be great pets for people who have to work all the time.

1) If a cat is wild it will be easier for them to catch pray with their structural adaptations.

When pet cats are independent it will be easier for the owners to manage.

2) Cat’s brains are 82 times smarter than a computer. Scientists are trying to make a computer based on a cat’s brain.

3) This technology will help humans by making their life’s easier with smarter computers. Right now the computers are executed codes in a linear fashion but mammal brains can process many things at once. This means that the computers will be able to process many things at once. Human brains have a circuit. We have voltages and if you have voltages you have electricity. Cat brains can remember past voltages which is similar to memory and learning in the brain.

Structural Adaptation

1) Retractable claws: Cats extend their claws only when it is needed for capturing the prey, for climbing or running. When the claws are not needed, the cats keep them hidden and sharp. However, they keep them ready to use.

2) Vision: Vision of a cat is the best-developed sense. Sharp eyesight is a characteristic of Felids. They have eyes positioned on the front of the head.

3) Flexible spines: Cats have flexible spines; this enables them to use more muscles when they run. It also enables them to run faster than other mammals. When they run they use more muscles, they burn more energy.

4) Whiskers: Whiskers are not just hairs; they are like antennae around the face of the cat. They feel and sense objects. With the help of whiskers, cats avoid obstacles, even when it is very dark. The whiskers are moved by using the muscles on the face. This allows the cats to feel the objects all around their face.

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Problems That People Will Face

Problems That People Will Face

One of the problems that people will face is the science that will be needed for this future invention. The scientists will have trouble to figure out all the puzzle pieces to make the invention work. It will be harder to mimic cat brains because mammal brains are not in a linear fashion. These computers will probably be more expensive and valuable then normal computers. Faster microchips will be invented and sold to computer creators.

Solution To Problem

How Will We Use Science To Help This? (Solution)

Faster computers. The will be 82 times faster, but they will be very expensive. The computer will need to concentrate on linear programs not wide ranging…..narrow range…..This idea will completely change computers.

Advantages of my solution

This will open up a new world in science. It is a new and improved invention and it will help many people. It is very different and creative so this will be taken in advantage. Things will also be way

faster, 82 times faster. This is because the range will be narrower instead of being really wide.

Disadvantages of my solution

These computers will be very expensive. It will be very hard to afford. There will also be a few people in the world who will be able to adapt and make this invention. Since this is very technical it may take a long time until very smart sciences find a way to make this computer work.

How will my solution affect society

I think that my solution will affect society because it will open a bigger range in the science community. With this solution I believe that scientists will come up with more new and scientific inventions based on other mammal brains. For example a dolphin brain tablet (I-Pad).

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