Gap Fill - Cats - Level 5


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People think dogs are more than cats. This has been questioned by scientists in Japan. They said that cats are as as dogs at certain memory . Cat lovers have always known this. Researchers at Kyoto University conducted tests on well 49 cats could recall or relate to a event. This is called episodic memory. The team got the cats to eat from one of bowls. Fifteen minutes later, the cats were tested on their of which bowl they had eaten from. The team found the cats could recall what they ate and .

The scientists said that cats were as good as dogs on mental tests, responding to the gestures and expressions of humans. A researcher speculated that cats think about past similar to the humans do. She said: "They may enjoy recalling memories of their experience, like humans." She added that: "Episodic memory is viewed as being related to an function of the . Our study may imply a of consciousness in cats….Understanding cats more deeply helps to establish better cat-human ."

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