Like many cat cafes around the world, the Meow Parlor in New York is another place where cat lovers can enjoy a snack along with some playtime with some kitties. However Meow Parlor has also been involved in a scientific experiment to see how cats respond to music catering to their musical tastes.

David Teie, a lecturer at the University of Maryland, composes music for cats. “Any cat person knows each cat has its own personality, and it makes sense that it translates into musical taste,” Teie said.

An accomplished cellist, Teie created music that imitates the pitch and tempo of sounds such as purring, suckling and bird calls to create what he calls “cat music.” As the cats at Meow Parlor can testify, the music really is interesting.

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