Cats have a reputation for being wayward and independent. Favorite pets of many, comparing them with dogs, theirs indifference and ability to “choose one owner”… And refuse another.
In this sense, in an article published in Animals magazine, a team of experts from the University of Paris Nanterre ensured that there are ways to Get the attention of these adorable cats through different kinds of cues.
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The recent study raises the question of whether cats I am sensitive to the way of communicating used by your human interlocutor when you interact with them.
“When we communicate with them, what is most important to them? They are the visual cues waves vocal signals? This was the initial question of our research.“, Charlotte de Mouzon explained to Gizmodo.
According to what you report RT on the subject, in order to come to a conclusion, specialists examined three types of interactions -vocal, visual and bimodal- encoding recordings of 12 cats who lived in canteens designed for these pets.
Even, as a control condition, a fourth situation was implemented in which a person did not emit any communication signal.
When they highlighted how the cats reacted, the experts looked at it they quickly interacted with the person that was put contact through visual and bimodal communicationwith respect to the condition of voice control and communication, published the site mentioned.
When do cats get stressed?
Also, as part of the study, the experts revealed when the the cats wagged their tails moregesture that usually characterizes them.
In this case, they found, the cats tended to wag their tails more frequently. when the person has completely ignored themin contrast to visual and bimodal cues.
This led to the conclusion that the cats were stressed Well, like humans, these animals can hear uncomfortable at the time of not acknowledging another person’s intentions in a room.
The aforementioned expert assured that she will continue to study in detail the ways of communication between cats and humans, she stressed RT.
Charlotte de Mouzon is currently collaborating on the research on how owners respond to visual and vocal cues from their feline petsparticularly, when they meow at humans and not at each other.
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