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Feline friendly? How to build rap-paw with your cat

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Research co-supervised by Leanne Proops finds evidence that narrowing your eyes at a cat builds a rapport with them

Period7 Oct 2020 → 13 Oct 2020

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TitleResearch: Squinting your eyes slowly can increase emotional communication with cats
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletEpochTimes.com
Media typeWeb
CountryChina
Date13/10/20
DescriptionAn experiment by scientists verified that by squinting the eyes like a cat, the owner can better make the cat understand how friendly people are to it.
URLhttps://www.epochtimes.com/gb/20/10/12/n12470437.htm
PersonsLeanne Proops
Title‘Slow-Blinking’ May Help Humans Bond With Cats, Study Says
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletHamzala.com
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/10/20
DescriptionA new study about cat-human communication has provided scientific evidence of what many cat lovers already suspected: “Slow-blinking” may help people bond with their feline companions.
URLhttps://www.hamzala.com/178696/slow-blinking-may-help-humans-bond-with-cats-study-says/
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleDoing the 'Cat Smile' Actually Gets Cats To Like You, Confirms Study
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletInteresting Engineering
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date12/10/20
DescriptionPsychologists from the University of Sussex and the University of Portsmouth have recently released a study regarding the relationship between humans and cats. According to the study, humans can positively communicate with cats as long as they "slow blink".
Producer/AuthorIrmak Bayrakdar
URLhttps://interestingengineering.com/doing-the-cat-smile-actually-gets-cats-to-like-you-confirms-study?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=article&utm_content=12102020
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleNew study finds humans can communicate with cats by blinking slowly
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletKZTV-TV Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date12/10/20
DescriptionA recent study found that it’s possible to build rapport with your cat by using an eye narrowing technique with them, which generates a cat smile, also known as a “slow blink.”
Producer/AuthorSarah Dewberry
URLhttps://www.kztv10.com/news/national/new-study-finds-humans-can-communicate-with-cats-by-blinking-slowly
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleNew study finds humans can communicate with cats by blinking slowly
Media name/outletTodays TMJ4
CountryUnited States
Date12/10/20
DescriptionA recent study published in the online journal Scientific Reports found that cats will appear friendlier and more approachable to humans who use slow-blinking, eye-narrowing facial expressions, which psychologists at the Universities of Portsmouth and Sussex referred to as a "cat smile."
Producer/AuthorSarah Dewberry
URLhttps://www.tmj4.com/news/national/new-study-finds-humans-can-communicate-with-cats-by-blinking-slowly
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleResearchers prove that the trick that cats like is "blink slowly"
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletGigazine
Media typeWeb
CountryJapan
Date9/10/20
DescriptionA team at the University of Portsmouth and the University of Sussex have demonstrated that the act of "blinking slowly" has the effect of making friends with the cats they meet for the first time.
URLhttps://gigazine.net/news/20201009-slow-blinks-communicate-cat/
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleYou Can Communicate With Your Cat By Blinking At Them
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletPretty 52
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionResearch by scientists at the Universities of Sussex and Portsmouth claims cats respond to what is known as the 'Duchenne Smile'
Producer/AuthorLucy Devine
URLhttps://www.tyla.com/news/news-how-to-communicate-with-your-cat-blinking-eyes-narrow-study-20201008
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleStudy Finds Slow Blinking Is Key To Befriending Cats
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletLad Bible
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionA new study has found you can win over your feline friends by narrowing your eyes or slow blinking at them
Producer/AuthorClaire Reid
URLhttps://www.ladbible.com/news/animals-study-finds-slow-blinking-is-key-to-befriending-cats-20201008
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleHow to make friends with cats, according to science
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNew York Post
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date8/10/20
DescriptionResearch suggests that humans can signal goodwill by learning how cats themselves smile - that is, when a cat narrows its eyes and shuts them, holding them closed for a few brief moments. The move is a show of accord, both between cats and with their human companions.
Producer/AuthorHannah Sparks
URLhttps://nypost.com/2020/10/08/how-to-make-friends-with-a-cat-according-to-science/
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleNarrow your eyes and blink in slow-motion to befriend your cat, scientists find
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionAccording to research cats are one of several animals that respond to the so-called Duchenne smile, which is defined as a natural smile that sees people raise the corners of their mouth and create crow’s feet around the eyes.
Producer/AuthorOlivia Petter
URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/cats-befriend-narrow-eyes-slow-motion-b881945.html
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleNarrow your eyes and 'cat smile' if you want more feline affection
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionNarrowing your eyes is the best way to win the affection of cats, scientists have discovered
URLhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/08/narrow-eyes-cat-smile-want-feline-affection/
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleHow to get your cat to like you: Smile like them, study says. Here’s how to do it
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Charlotte Observer
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date8/10/20
DescriptionResearchers might have found a way to strengthen you and your cat’s bond. All you have to do is squint your eyes, proceed with a “slow blink.”
Producer/AuthorKatie Camero
URLhttps://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/world/article246318635.html#storylink=rss
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleFeline friendly? How to build rap-paw with your cat – new psychology study
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletMirage News
Media typeWeb
CountryAustralia
Date8/10/20
Description‘The role of cat eye narrowing movements in cat-human communication’, published online in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, has shown for the first time that it is possible to build rapport with a cat by using an eye narrowing technique with them.
URLhttps://www.miragenews.com/feline-friendly-how-to-build-rap-paw-with-your-cat-new-psychology-study/
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleBBC Somerset Coverage
Degree of recognitionRegional
Media name/outletBBC Somerset
Media typeRadio
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionRadio coverage of research co-supervised by Dr Leanne Proops which finds evidence that narrowing your eyes at a cat builds a rapport with them
Producer/AuthorBBC
URLtiny.cc/4sbzsz
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleHow to get your cat to like you: Smile like them, study says. Here's how to do it
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletDaily Magazine
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date8/10/20
DescriptionThe "eye narrowing" technique isn't particularly new, but it's the first time it's been tested in a controlled experiment, according to the researchers, who say the eye play may be a form of "positive emotional communication between cats and humans."
URLwww.dailymagazine.news/how-to-get-your-cat-to-like-you-smile-like-them-study-says-here-s-how-to-do-it-nid-1326167.html
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleHere's how to build a better bond with your cat - according to scientists
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Ellon Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionScientists have discovered that narrowing your eyes is the best way to build a rapport with cats.
Producer/AuthorSteve Deeks
URLhttps://www.ellontimes.co.uk/read-this/heres-how-build-better-bond-your-cat-according-scientists-2997070
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleExperts reveal how to have a ‘conversation’ with your cat
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNews Cabal
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionScientists have discovered narrowing your eyes is the best way to build a rapport with cats.
URLhttps://www.newscabal.co.uk/experts-reveal-how-to-have-a-conversation-with-your-cat/
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleCats can communicate with you via eye movement, research suggests
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletUsaTodayPost.com
Media typeWeb
CountryTurkey
Date8/10/20
DescriptionA team of psychologists has found a way to communicate positive emotions with cats using eye movement. The researchers from the Portsmouth and Sussex universities in the U.K. found that narrowing eyes at a cat in a movement they described as a “slow blink,” followed by a prolonged eye narrowing or closure is like smiling for cats.
URLhttps://usatodaypost.com/cats-can-communicate-with-you-via-eye-movement-research-suggests/
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleWant to make friends with a cat? Blink slowly, say scientists
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletScience Focus
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionCats are more likely to approach an outstretched hand after a slow blink, a study has found
Producer/AuthorSara Rigby
URLhttps://www.sciencefocus.com/news/want-to-make-friends-with-a-cat-blink-slowly-say-scientists/
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleBBC Sussex Coverage
Degree of recognitionRegional
Media name/outletBBC Sussex
Media typeRadio
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionRadio coverage of research co-supervised by Leanne Proops, which finds evidence that narrowing your eyes at a cat builds a rapport with them
URLtiny.cc/7lczsz
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleYour Cat Will Like You, If You Slowly Blink At It: Study Says It's Like Smiling
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletIndia Times
Media typeWeb
CountryIndia
Date8/10/20
DescriptionA new study reveals that cats show affection too, it’s just their way of showing that is a little different, and one of the ways to make them like you depends on how you blink your eyes in front of them.
Producer/AuthorMonit Khanna
URLhttps://www.indiatimes.com/technology/science-and-future/cat-human-behaviour-study-524705.html
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleNarrowing your eyes can help build a bond with your cat, 'exciting' University of Portsmouth study suggests
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/20
DescriptionResearchers have found that a technique mimics what is known as a cat smile – referred to as a ‘slow blink’ – appears to make the human more attractive to the cat.
Producer/AuthorSteve Deeks
URLhttps://www.portsmouth.co.uk/education/narrowing-your-eyes-can-help-build-bond-your-cat-exciting-university-portsmouth-study-suggests-2996469
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleIf you want your cat to love you, slow-blink at it
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date7/10/20
DescriptionScientists have discovered a sure-fire way to win a feline over, and it centres around partially closing your eyes. The subtle movement of a 'slow blink' is the cat equivalent of a human smile and allows a rapport to build up between human and animal
Producer/AuthorJoe Pinkstone
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8815681/Feline-friendly-Slow-blinking-cat-moggy-version-SMILING.html
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleNarrowing your eyes can help build a bond with your cat, study suggests
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNews Chain
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date7/10/20
DescriptionScientists have discovered narrowing your eyes is the best way to build a rapport with cats. In a study, researchers found that the technique mimics what is known as a cat smile, referred to as a ‘slow blink,’ and it appears to make the human more attractive to the cat.
URLhttps://www.newschain.uk/news/narrowing-your-eyes-can-help-build-bond-your-cat-study-suggests-38338
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleFeline friendly: Slow-blinking at a cat is their version of smiling
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletBig World Tale
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date7/10/20
DescriptionThe subtle movement of a ‘slow blink’ is the cat equivalent of a human smile and allows a rapport to build up between human and animal, scientists say
URLhttps://bigworldtale.com/science/feline-friendly-slow-blinking-at-a-cat-is-their-version-of-smiling/
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleMake friends with your cat by narrowing your eyes and slow blinks, scientists suggest
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe i
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date7/10/20
DescriptionResearchers have shown for the first time that eye narrowing helps people build a rapport with cats – seeming to have a similar effect on them as smiling does on humans.
Producer/AuthorTom Bawden
URLhttps://inews.co.uk/news/science/make-friends-cats-explained-narrowing-eyes-sussex-university-680454
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleFeline friendly? How to build rap-paw with your cat
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletPhys.org
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date7/10/20
DescriptionA study "The role of cat eye narrowing movements in cat-human communication," published online in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, has shown for the first time that it is possible to build rapport with a cat by using an eye narrowing technique with them
URLhttps://phys.org/news/2020-10-feline-friendly-rap-paw-cat.html
PersonsLeanne Proops
TitleFeline friendly? How to build rap-paw with your cat - new psychology study
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletNewswise
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date7/10/20
DescriptionA team of psychologists at the Universities of Sussex and Portsmouth have purr-fected the art of building a bond with cats.
URLhttps://www.newswise.com/articles/feline-friendly-how-to-build-rap-paw-with-your-cat-new-psychology-study
PersonsLeanne Proops

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