論文

査読有り 国際誌
2019年4月

Domestic cats (Felis catus) discriminate their names from other words.

Scientific Reports
  • Saito, A.
  • ,
  • Shinozuka, K
  • ,
  • Ito, Y
  • ,
  • Hasegawa, T

9
1
開始ページ
5394
終了ページ
5394
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1038/s41598-019-40616-4
出版者・発行元
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP

Two of the most common nonhuman animals that interact with humans are domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) and cats (Felis catus). In contrast to dogs, the ability of domestic cats to communicate with humans has not been explored thoroughly. We used a habituation-dishabituation method to investigate whether domestic cats could discriminate human utterances, which consisted of cats' own names, general nouns, and other cohabiting cats' names. Cats from ordinary households and from a 'cat café' participated in the experiments. Among cats from ordinary households, cats habituated to the serial presentation of four different general nouns or four names of cohabiting cats showed a significant rebound in response to the subsequent presentation of their own names; these cats discriminated their own names from general nouns even when unfamiliar persons uttered them. These results indicate that cats are able to discriminate their own names from other words. There was no difference in discrimination of their own names from general nouns between cats from the cat café and household cats, but café cats did not discriminate their own names from other cohabiting cats' names. We conclude that cats can discriminate the content of human utterances based on phonemic differences.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 14

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40616-4
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30948740
PubMed Central
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6449508
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000463313500001&DestApp=WOS_CPL
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1038/s41598-019-40616-4
  • ISSN : 2045-2322
  • PubMed ID : 30948740
  • PubMed Central 記事ID : PMC6449508
  • Web of Science ID : WOS:000463313500001

エクスポート
BibTeX RIS