Article: Tiny Spider Brains Overflow Into The Body (Legs)

According toย Smithsonian researchers, the brains of tiny spiders are so large that they fill their body cavities and even overflow into their legs. They are essentially walking brains. Researchers measured the central nervous systems of nine species of spiders, everything from giant rainforest dwellers to spiders smaller than the head of a pin. What they found is startling. As the spiders get smaller, their brains get proportionally bigger, to the point where they fill up more and more of the body.

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