Effect of CM on cats

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Rach3
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Effect of CM on cats

Post by Rach3 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:30 am

Somehow, I missed this 2015 study ,which , IF I understand the data correctly, suggests less anesthesia would be needed for surgeries on cats if classical music were played to cats during their surgeries :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25824137

I do recall that when I had an angiogram about 15 years ago, the operating room had a radio on playing Country Western, and one of the nurses asked if I'd like other music. I asked her to re-tune to a local classical FM station they were not familiar with, but they then commented the music sounded nice. They gave me the IV sedative and I koncked out ,but perhaps they felt they could give me less than they give CW fans ?

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Re: Effect of CM on cats

Post by John F » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:10 pm

That's an Ig Nobel Prize winner, right?

While on the subject:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOr2O0FfpT8
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Re: Effect of CM on cats

Post by Modernistfan » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:15 pm

It depends on the cat, and it depends on the music! Some years ago, I was in Tower Records (R.I.P.) in Westwood in Los Angeles, and that store had a rather grumpy cat named Walter. Someone put on the opening of Bernd Alois Zimmermann's opera "Die Soldaten," which is some of the most dissonant music of which I am aware, and the cat took off out of the front door as though a wolf were chasing it! On the other hand, Alex Ross, the writer for the New Yorker, claims that his Abyssinian cat Penelope actually liked Xenakis's very difficult electronic music "Bohor."

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Re: Effect of CM on cats

Post by jserraglio » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:18 pm

Play "Certain rat, dans une cuisine ... " and my tabby's ears twitch.

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