Do you know what your cat is saying when he or she meows at you? Researchers in Sweden are trying to answer that question by identifying melodic patterns in cat meows. Does your cat like when you talk to him or her like an adult? Or does your cat respond more to when you talk like he or she is a baby? Do cats in different regions have different cat “dialects?” With the number of cats living as pets worldwide estimated in the hundreds of millions, the research may help cats and humans communicate better.
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