Cats with Deboki Chakravarti - It Was a Dark & Stormy Month

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“It Was A Dark & Stormy Month" lumbers along with more frightful topics and frightfully bad poetry!

This week, an oft-requested and much anticipated topic: cats! These weird little goblins can steal our hearts even while infesting us with behavior-altering, poop-dwelling parasites! We must really love 'em!

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[Truth or Fail]

Fact 1:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-dogs-people-lying.html

Fact 2:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0003347296903206

https://theaggie.org/2021/09/14/study-finds-domestic-cats-prefer-freeloading-to-working-for-food/

Fact 3:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/923830

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/07/cat-genomes/619587/

[Fact Off]

Cats in development of cochlear implants

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/fullarticle/1688121

https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1931-04076-001

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/000348947208100514?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/000348947308200407

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4921065/

https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3220685.pdf

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cochlear-implants/about/pac-20385021

[Ask the Science Couch]

Cat tail movements

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/pages/article/animals-behavior-cats-tail-body-language

https://brill.com/view/journals/beh/56/1-2/article-p69_3.xml

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7696400/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2074215/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0166432897001010

http://www.architalbiol.org/index.php/aib/article/view/138271/

[Butt One More Thing]

Cats sitting and not flipping over litter boxes

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168159114002366?via%3Dihub

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