Do cats know their names? A study says they do, although they may choose to ignore you when you call.
It’s official. Our worst suspicions are confirmed. A new study shows cats know their names. So if they don’t come when you call, they really are ignoring you.
A team from the University of Tokyo watched 76 cats listen to recorded words that included their names.
Although the cats seemed to tune out most of the human conversation, they all reacted when they heard their names, no matter who was saying them.
But that didn’t mean they ran into their loving humans’ arms. They showed recognition by moving their heads or ears or twitching their tails
Cats Know Their Names And Understand Words With A Purpose