Cats remember their friends’ names

Your cat may not come when she’s called, but that doesn’t mean she’s not listening. (Sorry, she’s just ignoring you.)

Recent studies suggest that domestic cats may share some of the same language recognition skills commonly seen in dogs. In a 2019 article in the journal Scientific Reports, a team of Japanese researchers reported they had demonstrated that cats could recognize their own names in a series of spoken words. Now, new research from some of the same scientists suggests that this familiarity may also extend to a house cat’s feline friends.

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