Cats like music

Cats like music

Cats like music too!

Scientists have discovered that cats like music and created some music especially for cats!

 

Listen: This is the kind of music your cat likes, according to science

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin created music that matched the same frequency range of cat vocalizations — about an octave or more higher than humans,

“We incorporated tempos that we thought cats would find interesting — the tempo of purring in one piece and the tempo of suckling in another — and since cats use lots of sliding frequencies in their calls, the cat music had many more sliding notes than the human music,” said Charles Snowdon, the lead author of the study, which was accepted for publication by the journal

They played the compositions for 47 domestic cats and their owners at their homes, and they also played two pieces of human music — Gabriel Fauré’s Elegie and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Air on a G String.

The cats pretty much ignored the relaxing classical compositions, but they rubbed the sides of their heads against the speakers – which the researchers took to mean the animals were “claiming” the music.

“We think of cats as highly independent of their human servants, but there is some research showing that cats experience separation anxiety, which is greater in human-raised cats than in feral cats,” Snowdon said.

 

Curated from Listen: This is the kind of music your cat likes, according to science

So the next time you want to play some music, remember cats like music too so play something for your cat!

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