The Surprising Commonalities Between the Human Brain and the Brains of Fish

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE explain through whiteboard animation, the commonalities between fish brains and human brains and offer at least one example in which a goldfish’s brain works better than that of a human.

What about attention span? One particular report found that the human attention span is down from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to 8 seconds today. Our use of the internet and devices is theorized to play a role, but either way goldfish have a nine-second attention span, trumping that of a human.