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Master of Arts (MA)
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This study observed responses of cats to kitten and adult human directed speech. Human vocalization analysis showed significant variation in harmonicity for kitten directed speech. Playback experiments analyzing feline responses to owners and strangers using kitten and human directed speech showed higher attentiveness to a stranger’s kitten directed speech.
Acevedo, Daniela, "The Association of Feline Behavior to Acoustical Features of Kitten Directed Speech" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.