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Yes, Spiders are much Smarter than you Think

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, now here is something to give you nightmares’, behaviors that could be described as ‘cognitive’ as opposed to automatic responses are likely fairly common among spiders. Jumping spiders with tiny brains that could literally fit on the head of a pin display capabilities that would easily be seen as signs of intelligence in larger animals. They have sharp vision, which allows them to see things from afar and make decisions before approaching them. Spiders can play mind games and make plans when hunting each other, assess risk, and count.