For whatever reason, people dogs are more intelligent creatures than cats. This notion has been into question by scientists in Japan, who have that cats are as smart as dogs at certain memory tests. Cat lovers, of course, have always this. Researchers at Kyoto University tests on how well 49 cats could recall or to an event from the past – known as an episodic memory. The Japanese team the felines to eat from one of two bowls. Fifteen minutes later, the cats were on their ability to remember which bowl they had from and which remained untouched. The team the cats could recall what they ate and where, suggesting they had episodic memory.
The scientists also that cats as good as dogs on a whole variety of mental tests, including responding to the gestures, facial expressions and emotions of humans. Researcher Saho Takagi reporters that she cats think about past events similar to the way humans do. She said: "An interesting speculation is that they may actively recalling memories of their experience, like humans." She : "Episodic memory is as related to an introspective function of the mind. Our study may a type of consciousness in cats." Ms Takagi said the research is good news for pet owners, saying: "Understanding cats more deeply to establish better cat-human relationships."