Monday, 30 January 2017

Cats As Smart As Dogs

TELL us something we didn't know! Cats may be just as smart as dogs (and humans), a new study suggests.

Japanese scientists tested to see if 49 domestic cats could remember which containers they ate food out of following a 15-minute delay, and said container was emptied, according to the study's abstract. Having an episodic memory is often associated with having a degree of self-awareness, and separate researchers had already determined that dogs displayed use of an episodic memory.

The results revealed that cats could "retrieve and utilize [the] 'what' and 'where' information" they encoded from a single past event; in this case, the container they ate from. The researchers also said cats performed comparably to dogs in tests about understanding human gestures and facial expressions, the BBC reports.

"Understanding cats more deeply helps to establish better cat-human relationships," study author Saho Takagi, a psychologist at Kyoto University, told BBC. “…Cats may be as intelligent as dogs, as opposed to the common view of people that dogs are much smarter."

And if you need any more proof, take a look at this. If Jay Leno says it's true, then it's true!

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McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I think in some ways, all animals are smarter than people!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I think cats are smarter than dogs.

Deziz World said...

OMC Da last one was hillarious. MOL Mommy says cats are absolutely smarter than dogs. And since she's trained both, she oughtta know. MOL Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Cats are smarter than dogs ... ;)

The Island Cats said...

Waydaminit...cats are smarter than dogs!

Darla M Sands said...

Thank you for this! Thanks to you I have another gem to share with my partner.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We abstain from that battle since we cats and dogs have to live side by side without killing each other. :)

The Indulged Furries said...

Of course we cats are smart. We just don't slobber for attention about it.