Scientist Now Claim you can communicate with cats by blinking slowly.
Cats are famous for their aloofness, everyone knows this. However, everyone may be wrong. According to new research, we just weren’t communicating with the furry felines the right way.
Research shows that it’s actually not so difficult. You just need to smile at them more.
Not smile in the human way, by baring your teeth, but the cat way: by narrowing your eyes and blinking slowly.
In a study published in 2020, scientists observed cat-human interactions, and were able to confirm that this act of blinking slowly makes cats – both familiar and unfamiliar animals – approach and be receptive to humans.
“As someone who has both studied animal behavior and is a cat owner, it’s great to be able to show that cats and humans can communicate in this way,” psychologist Karen McComb of the University of Sussex in the UK explained when the results of the study were published.
“It’s something that many cat owners had already suspected, so it’s exciting to have found evidence for it.”