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Auditory lateralization of conspecific and heterospecific vocalizations in cats

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Auditory lateralization in response to both conspecific and heterospecific vocalizations (dog vocalizations) was observed in 16 tabby cats (Felis catus). Six different vocalizations were used: cat “purring,” “meowing” and “growling” and dog typical vocalizations of “disturbance,” “isolation” and “play.” The head-orienting paradigm showed that cats turned their head with the right ear leading (left hemisphere activation) in response to their typical-species vocalization (“meow” and “purring”); on the other hand, a clear bias in the use of the left ear (right hemisphere activation) was observed in response to vocalizations eliciting intense emotion (dogs’ vocalizations of “disturbance” and “isolation”). Overall these findings suggest that auditory sensory domain seems to be lateralized also in cat species, stressing the role of the left hemisphere for intraspecific communication and of the right hemisphere in processing threatening and alarming stimuli.
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Keywords: Cat (Felis catus); behaviour; hearing; lateralization; physiology

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Valenzano, Italy

Publication date: May 3, 2016

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