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Tango0112 May 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

"If you're a cat owner, then you probably have a pretty good sense of whether your cat is happy, angry, or frustrated. But do cats, like humans, actually have common "facial expressions" that accompany these emotions? People have actually been studying questions like this for decades (and even back to Charles Darwin), but not always in a scientifically rigorous manner. Enter these scientists, who set out to create a "facial coding system" for cats, which they term "CatFACS" (fortunately not related to putting cats into a flow cytometer). This type of framework can help link up behaviors and emotions in cats, as well as other related animals. Be sure to check out the figure below for a handy guide to cat expressions…"
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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 May 2017 5:54 p.m. PST

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Tango0113 May 2017 11:22 a.m. PST



Old Wolfman19 May 2017 6:25 a.m. PST

Good ol' G.C. herself.

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