HomeCat AnatomybrainWhen domestic cats rest is there nothingness in their heads or do they recollect past experiences or think of things to come?

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When domestic cats rest is there nothingness in their heads or do they recollect past experiences or think of things to come? — 3 Comments

  1. I think that any thinking animal has to have the ability to conceptualize and make sense of the world as it pertains to them. They’re just simpler than us and different, meaning they must use imagery, sound and basic emotions way more than we do, as it’s the currency they deal with. They see and experience the same world we do, but aren’t burdened with the complexity we impose on things. Ours is complicated and expanded upon with the use of language and the way we order, compare and compartmentalize the world as we see it. They are perhaps very honest and pure about it. I know that we as a species have the tendency to think of ourselves as god-like compared to animals, and that they may as well be inanimate objects… insignificant and empty. I think we could give them a little more credit for being animate and sentient without being too far off or thinking any less of ourselves.

  2. What do humans think about when resting?

    I believe other species have similar patterns of thought to us.

    They share the ability of latent learning with us, which can be conscious or subconscious.

    Science has proved that mammals with no evolved neo-cortex, also have complex emotions, but they happen in other parts of their brain to humans.

    We have to encourage the work of ethology, not behaviourism or neuroscience, in figuring this stuff out.

    A large dose of humility will help humans understand other species in more than just physical depth.

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