Spiders have long been seen as creatures of the night, monsters to be feared. However, there is more to them than meets the eye. Research has shown that many species of spiders have brains that fill up over 80% of their body cavities, extending even into their legs. In this case, size doesn’t matter — whether big or small, spiders are shown to have around the same cognitive capacity. Their brains are still relatively tiny compared to other larger organisms, but that doesn’t stop spiders from building and maintaining elaborate webs in just hours.
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