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Charles Snowdon’s team followed it up in 2015 with a similar experiment on cats, developing music containing frequencies and tempos similar to those used by felines to communicate. They tested their cat-friendly tunes against standard classical music in front of cats in 47 households and found that music designed for felines tended to attract cats toward the speaker, while standard classical music engendered no response. Photo: Scott Patterson, FlickrCC

Do Animals Respond to Music Like Humans Do?

Dear EarthTalk: Do animals respond to or enjoy music recorded or played live by humans? - Jane W., Herndon, VA Essayist and poet Gary Snyder likes...