New study: Cats prefer classical music
March 31, 2015 by norman lebrecht
The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, an essential part of our weekend reading, reports a major breakthrough in our understanding of cats.
Twelve females were fitted with headphones while being spayed at a vet’s surgery in Portugal.
After two minutes of silence, the cats were played two minutes each of Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn,’ and AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck.’
Each cat’s breathing rate and pupil diameter was measured during the play for stress levels.
Overwhelmingly, the cats were most relaxed while listening to the classical track.
Yes, but how about Wagner?
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