Animal Psychologists Discover What Music Pets Prefer

The piece the current crop of articles are based on, titled Animal Psychologists Discover What Music Pets Prefer by Natalie Wolchover of Life’s Little Mysteries, starts off by saying that, just as we think when we leave music on for our pets when we got out, our pets like to listen to music. Charles Snowdon, an animal psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, used the benefit of his ongoing reasearch on the subject as he teamed up with cellist and composer David Teie to produce music our cats are thought to want to listen to. Both the researcher and the composer assert that, rather than the classical, MOR, easy listening or show tunes we’re likely to leave playing, our pets respond to “species specific” music, with pitches, tones and tempos tailored to their species. After an earlier line of inquiry, the pair eventually turned their attention to composing music for cats, and studying how cats respond to it.

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