Dogs certainly can figure out how to do complex tasks like opening doors, even if not specifically trained to do so. The tail being how do cats think without language up is kind of a "how-do-you-do," the cat handshake, so to speak. I don't think it's an exercise in futility whatsoever because we do it because we're in a good mood or we're about to do something we do routinely with them in some kind of a positive interaction. If cats only speak to humans with meows, how do they communicate with each other? By my definition of "understanding", you can infer understanding through observation. I have play-fought with dogs and there is a serious amount of non-verbal communication going on.
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Animals that don't have an explicit language as we understand it can still have the conceptual processing layer, where concepts are associated with sounds, smells, tastes, emotions
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I could "remember back" what I did and formulate it in words changed shift from 5 to 4, while braking and steering little left I didn't conciously think through lists of words, it just appeared, fully formed.
Learning to speak the language of cats: How they're actually telling humans what to do
They do think we're clumsy: Not many cats trip over people, but we trip How stressed a lot of pet cats can be without their owners realizing it. Cat behaviour experts devoting themselves to how cats think and the emotions cats “I find that cat owners always want to know why cats do what they do,” says Mieshelle “Dogs and cats don't speak the same language,” says Pam. pick the cat up without asking it”—but may end up cornering and offending the animal. Your cat can speak a language — and it's the language of persuasion. I don't think it's an exercise in futility whatsoever because we do it.
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The lion would benefit from knowing what the zebra is likely to do. The idea that higher animals are "simply reacting to instincts, impulses and urges" doesn't fit the evidence. If you are saying that not having a name for a color means that you can't have a concept for that color, then that is objectively false.
Your cat can speak a language — and it's the language of persuasion
A cat would not think of it in that sort of meta-level. Anybody who thinks cats are aloof and don't like us, well, prove it! Now if cats had grammar , that would be interesting. Well no, not really. That was just to challenge the argument I was seeing, which was "becuase animals don't speak in human-type speech, that means they don't have a way to respond to or communicate about different situations. Did you see that elephant rescue video?
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Wikipedia has a good rundown of the aspects that are unique to humans or are at least not found together in other animals. What they lack is the autobiographical self, the construction of a personal identity which extends into the past and future. The point is that their way of thinking is so alien to ours that we couldn't even guess.
There's so much we love about our feline friends. They're soft and adorable, and their cat emotions come out in all kinds of ways. They rub. We have no way of knowing what cats' thoughts are, especially with Cats do not understand language well enough to think in one, and I. Cat behaviour experts devoting themselves to how cats think and the emotions cats “I find that cat owners always want to know why cats do what they do,” says Mieshelle “Dogs and cats don't speak the same language,” says Pam. pick the cat up without asking it”—but may end up cornering and offending the animal.