Three brains in one

Temple Grandin devoted a section of her book (“Animals in Translation”) to explaining the evolution, similarities and differences between the brains of animals and humans. She named the section ‘Lizard Brains, Dog Brains, and People Brains’. (I’d prefer to change ‘dog brains’ into ‘cat brains’ in the title, but, well. I’m biased…) Dr Grandin describes... Continue Reading →

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Wrong assumptions

A typical stereotype is to compare autistic people with cats and non-autistics with dogs. The assumption is, that unlike dogs, which live in packs and are very social animals, wild, non-domesticated cats are solitary creatures. However, in fact, not all cats avoid humans and other animals. Cats are much more social than many people realise.... Continue Reading →

Lion, a majestic animal

Though it’s misleading, it’s no wonder that the lion has earned the title of the King/Lord of the Beasts/of the Jungle in many cultures. No other animal looks more fearsome, courageous and majestic – a luxurious mane of hair around the heads make them look even bigger than they are, and… royal. However, it is... Continue Reading →

Animal Communication

Till recently, some researchers believed that animal communication was ‘mechanical’, and animal languages were primitive, and indeed couldn’t be called languages at all. But hold on a minute. Take cats, for example. Cats communicate differently from humans. And often, their methods of communication are much more effective and successful. Felinologically speaking, using their methods (which... Continue Reading →

Dasha meows in Hungarian as well

I’ve never thought that meowing in a foreign language changes your appearance 🙂 When I received the cover for my book in Hungarian I should have been offended as Dasha had been replaced with an imposter (or she’d been under plastic surgery), but how can you not like this Hungarian Dasha? She’s so cute, isn't... Continue Reading →

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