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A cat can track its human by voice — if it can be bothered to

A cat receiving attention

If it so wishes, a cat with its eyes closed can track its owners simply by following their voices. Credit: Yerlin Matu/Unsplash

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Nature 599, 350 (2021)


Updates & Corrections

  • Correction 12 November 2021: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong species name for the domestic cat. This has now been corrected.


  1. Takagi, S. et al. PLoS ONE 16, e0257611 (2021).

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