intelligence versus Cognition in cats
Vitale is striving to rectify this deficiency in research. She’s one of only a few scientists studying feline cognition, which she claims is distinct from cat intellect.
Researchers have previously concentrated on cats’ physiological cognition, such as hearing, sight, and smell. All of these senses are crucial to cats from the moment they are born, especially smell, because kittens are born blind but with fully functional olfactory systems.
One of the reasons your cat sleeps on you could be due to his or her kitty’s fragrance preference (or at least sensibility).