According to a study published in 2019 in the journal Scientific Reports, cats do recognize their own names. The lead author of the study is a behavioral scientist named Atsuko Saito from Sophia University in Tokyo, whose prior research demonstrated that cats can recognize their owners’ voices
The Language of Cats
We must first understand how they communicate. Cats use a variety of vocal and non-vocal cues to convey their emotions and needs. They use body language, facial expressions, and vocalizations to express their desires, fears, and affection.
Can Cats Recognize Human Voices?
Studies have shown that cats can recognize human voices, and they can even distinguish between different people's voices. However, their ability to understand human language is still unclear. While some cats may respond to certain words.
The Role of Training
Training play a crucial role in a cat's ability to recognize its name. Cats that have been trained to respond to their names or have been socialized with humans since a young age are more likely to recognize their names than those that have not.
Importance of Body Language and Tone of Voice
Cats can sense how we feel and act from our voice and body. They react differently to happy or angry sounds and gestures. If you sound and look happy when you call your cat, it will come to you more often than if you sound and look angry.