Little Kitten – LOLcats Like Stroking Too

With hat-tip and much love to G.

Why do hairy mammals like being stroked? Scientists think that the answer lies in a particular group of neurons which respond to gentle stroking in mice. Nature Video learns more with a little help from some furry friends: LOL cats.

Read the Nature research paper here : http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature11810

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Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Alverant

    Does this channel have other videos with LOL cats?

    • Kylie Sturgess

      I don’t know, but it would certainly make Nature a different kind of publication.

  • thebookofdave

    IM IN UR LAB, PETTING UR MICE!!1!

  • F [nucular nyandrothol]

    I wish my two cats would do that with each other, rather than claws to the face. Their neurons would like it more.


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