Cross-Cultural Comparison of Cat-Human Bond

2017 was an amazing year! Thank you to all the owners and cats who participated in our research and cat training and socialization classes! I am excited for what 2018 will bring! In less than a week I will be leaving to conduct cat behavior research at Kyoto University in Japan for 3 months! PleaseContinue reading “Cross-Cultural Comparison of Cat-Human Bond”

What We Understand about Cats and What They Understand about Us

New Media Mention: Felicity Muth, Scientific American March 30, 2016 Link to full story  A big part of cats’ lives are spent around their human owners, yet scientists are just starting to understand what they think of us   In my last post I introduced the topic of cat cognition and what we broadly know aboutContinue reading “What We Understand about Cats and What They Understand about Us”

What’s Going On in Your Cat’s Head?

New Media Mention: Felicity Muth, Scientific American March 29, 2016 Link to full story  Cats are often depicted as being less friendly, cooperative and caring than dogs, but what’s really going on in your cat’s head? Unsurprisingly, scientists use dogs in behavioural experiments a lot more often than cats. There are whole ‘canine cognition’ lab groupsContinue reading “What’s Going On in Your Cat’s Head?”