Pet cats seem to track their owner's location - and are surprised in experiments when their voice appears to come from somewhere else
Article Title: Socio-spatial cognition in cats: Mentally mapping owner’s location from voice
Author Countries: Japan
Funding: This study was financially supported by the Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) No. 17J08974, No. 19J01485 to S. Takagi, Nos. 25240020, 26119514, 16H01505, 15K12047, 25118002, and 16H06301 to K. Fujita, No. 25118003 to A. Saito, No. JP16J08691 to H. Chijiiwa, and No. JP16J1034 to M. Arahori from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Anicom Speciality Medical Institute Inc. provided support in the form of salaries for author M.A, but had no role in study design, data collection or analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The specific roles of these authors are articulated in the ‘author contributions’ section.
Socio-spatial cognition in cats: Mentally mapping owner’s location from voice
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