A recent article on Yahoo News highlights a study exploring how cats can control humans by making specific sounds. The study, conducted by Karen McComb of the University of Sussex, identified a certain purr-cry that cats use to get their way. Apparently the cats studied insert a high-pitched cry into the middle of a meow, resulting in an urgent sound that humans have a hard time ignoring.
I’ve never personally noticed my cats making this kind of sound, but I’m going to be listening for it now. No matter what sounds they make, I know who’s in charge at my house.
Read the original article here.