How to beat cats with exercise and music
Exercise and music are the best ways to beat the cat, according to researchers at Emory University.
The research, published online in the journal Psychological Science, shows that cats can be trained to use the same physical cues to get a reward as humans, but the task can be more challenging for cats than it is for humans.
“Cats are notoriously good at making sound cues to make sure that their body is in a certain state of equilibrium,” lead researcher Dr. Jessica Fischman said.
“They are very good at understanding what they are hearing.
But there is a lot of work that needs to be done to make that happen.
We have a number of things we are working on that are specifically geared towards cats.”
Dr. Fischmann and her colleagues trained cats to respond to different sounds and rewards by rewarding them with a treat, or clicking their ears when they heard the same sound and rewarded them with the same treat.
“It was really fun,” Fischmen said.
“When you are training a cat, they respond in a very similar way to humans.
So we have this amazing model of how they respond to sound and reward.
We are really seeing these results in real life, and we are also seeing them in laboratory models.”
The researchers also showed that they could predict the rewards a cat would receive based on their previous behavior and the timing of their rewards.
“We know that the timing is key to the reward response,” Fschman said, adding that the more reward a cat gets in a given period of time, the more likely they are to respond in that same way when the next reward is presented.
“So we see a relationship between when a cat is rewarded and when it gets a reward,” Fichman said.
“We also know that we need to be paying attention to the sound.
We see this when they are being rewarded.
So they need to make certain sounds when they receive a reward.”
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Emory Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Humane Society.
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