By: Shea Winpigler
When you play music for your pets, your first thought, most likely, is that it soothes, relaxes and entertains them, much like it does to humans, but a new study shows that's not true.
With cats, that is. So, move over Ariana Grande and make room for Katy Purry, because cats prefer their own kind of music: "cat music."
Lead author, Charles Snowdon, an emeritus professor of psychology, is trying to create music that pleases the ears of cats, by adjusting pitch and tempo and appealing to the animals' sensory systems.
The researchers created their "cat music" based on tempos of purring and the sucking sounds made during nursing.