The latest research shows that cats can be quite adept at hiding in the corners of people’s eyes and ears, and they can also use those corners to hide their own.
In a new study published online Tuesday in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of Maryland and the University at Buffalo analyzed images of faces and asked them to identify the cats that were hidden in the mouths of people.
The researchers found that cats were more likely to be found in the mouth of a stranger than in someone else’s, which means that if you’re in the same situation as a cat, you’re more likely than not to be the victim of a cat attack.
This is just one of many studies that have shown that cats are very good at hiding.
For instance, in one study, researchers asked people to guess which cat had been in their mouth, and the cats were significantly more likely the people to be in their own mouths.
And it turns out that cats use their own bodies to hide, too.
In another study, cats were found hiding in people’s ears and noses.
But this study didn’t show cats were particularly good at it.
“It seems that cats don’t have a great deal of cognitive or emotional skills, which is consistent with previous studies that show cats use social cues in different ways to hide,” said researcher Matthew Stahl, a professor of neuroscience at the University Health Network at Johns Hopkins University.
“I suspect this is the result of the limited number of observations, as we had only one study and the cat was seen only once.”
So why is this?
Cats are often seen hiding in corners, which are not necessarily the best places for a cat to hide.
“It could be that cats have learned to use corners as a hiding place,” Stahl said.
“Or it could be their brains are more flexible than most mammals.
We need to find out more.”
The most obvious reason to hide in corners is that they are less likely to get picked on by other people.
“The human mouth is a much more intimidating place than cats have evolved to hide behind,” Stelich said.
But in the study, Stahl and his colleagues did not observe whether the cats used corners to escape, and it was unclear if cats would have to use those same cues to escape from people.
In addition, Stelch and his team did not test whether the cat’s scent would have had any effect on the people’s perception of cats.
“This is the first study to look at the behavioral and neurophysiological aspects of cat-hiding behavior, and there are plenty of questions left to be answered,” Stalahl said in a statement.
Stahl and others are working on ways to make it easier for cats to hide themselves, like using infrared sensors and laser tags.
They’re also studying whether the presence of cats in the eyes and ear areas would lead to cat-specific facial expressions.
“Our goal is to understand the brain mechanisms underlying this behavior,” Stels said.
He added that his team will continue to monitor cat behavior to see if it is similar to humans’.
The researchers are currently collecting more images of cats to see how they look, and are hoping to develop algorithms that will allow researchers to distinguish the cats’ faces and even distinguish between human and cat faces.
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