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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  • 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.