Have you ever tried to play your favorite song for your cats? 🐈🎶
You might have noticed that he shows little to no interest in the music that you are playing to them 😕
Although cats don’t run away from music (unless very loud!), we can’t quite prove the fact that they love it.
Scientists, tho, are cat lovers too, and they are doing research into the music cats like—if any at all!
The research shows that music for cats seems to be quite a big thing! It’s all about how we communicate: the music that we make and like as human beings is based on our language.
So, how can we start to make music for cats that speaks (sing) their language?
The discovery that music is species-specific is helping researchers to identify exactly what it is about certain kinds of music that make it appropriate for different species.
The music that we enjoy as humans uses tempos that are similar to the beat of a human heart.
It is understandable that cats don’t quite enjoy Ed Sheeran’s hits 😅
Cats’ whiskers are sensitive to even the slightest of vibrations in the air. They also have a very well developed sense of hearing. Both of these factors could mean that your cat finds the music that you enjoy too loud or feels like it has too much bass.
Researchers have found that when the music has a feline appropriate tone, pitch, and tempo, cats display demonstrable enjoyment—they have even been known to rub up against speakers and purr!
So, have you found your Cats' favorite songs yet? 😁