Flashback Friday: Contrary to what your cats would have you believe, they do recognize your voice.

There are those of us who believe that our cats love us, and then there are these scientists, who questioned whether cats can even recognize the sounds of their owners’ voices. In this study, they wanted to determine whether a cat was responding specifically to its owner’s voice (rather than just any old voice). To do this, they “habituated” the cats to people calling their name by having three strangers say the cat’s name. By the third time, the cat’s ears barely twitched. Then the owner sa

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