As a result, cats tend to stare at boxes emitting a vibrating sound, meaning they accurately predict an object’s presence based on the sound in the box. They also look longer into the box for unexpected results that contradict the laws of physics.
Takagi explains that “these cats used a logical understanding of the cause-and-effect of noise or sound when predicting the presence of invisible objects”.
The researchers suggest that species ‘habitats may affect their ability to learn information based on the sounds they hear, meaning that the animals’ instinctive predation may reflect ability to reason based on sound.
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