What do cats think about all day?
What do their behaviors mean?
How can we better communicate with them?
Although millions of cats live with humans worldwide, the scientific community knows relatively little about their behavior and cognition. The purpose of this website is explore what science does know about the cat’s mind and use this knowledge to find healthier, more species appropriate ways of interacting with your cat.
Kristyn Vitale Shreve is a researcher studying cat behavior, cognition and the human-cat bond.
Media, News, & Upcoming Events
New Media Appearance! Cat Training – Pets & People Show, Willamette Humane Society.
The Social Lives of Cats: Improving the Cat-Human Bond Through a Better Understanding of Cat Behavior. 4/8/2017, 1:15 – 2:45 PM IAABC Conference 2017, Los Angeles CA
Oregon State researcher proves cats can be trained. OSU Stories. June 2016
Building the Bond Between Cats and People. Kym Pokorny, Oregon’s Agricultural Progress. Summer 2016
Kitten Training Classes? New Research Suggests Cat Stereotypes Are Just That. Kyle Bunnell, The Corvallis Advocate. June 22, 2016
What We Understand about Cats and What They Understand about Us. Felicity Muth, Scientific American. 3.30.16
What’s Going On in Your Cat’s Head? Felicity Muth, Scientific American. 3.29.16
Socializing cats to aid adoptability. Susan C. Kahler, JAVMA news. 4.15.16
Die Klugheit der Katzen. Christina Hucklenbroich, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG BLOG. 8.4.15
English Translation: Cat Intelligence – The Lives of Animals Translated by Gregory & Joan Shreve
What’s Inside Your Cat’s Head? This Is What Science Has Found So Far. Agata Blaszczak Boxe, BrainDecoder. 7.15. 15