The cry embedded within the purr

  title={The cry embedded within the purr},
  author={K. McComb and A. M. Taylor and C. Wilson and B. Charlton},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • K. McComb, A. M. Taylor, +1 author B. Charlton
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • Summary Despite widespread interest in inter-specific communication, few studies have examined the abilities of companion animals to communicate with humans in what has become their natural environment — the human home [1,2. [...] Key Result When humans were played purrs recorded while cats were actively seeking food at equal amplitude to purrs recorded in non-solicitation contexts, even individuals with no experience of owning cats judged the ‘solicitation' purrs to be more urgent and less pleasant.Expand Abstract
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