Cats love to be petted, and scientists wanted to understand why. Using cats, mice, and other hairy mammals, researchers examined “stroking neurons” to figure out why it feels so good to be petted.
While mice and cats had different reactions, the study still revealed that a neurological experience takes place.
The video was uploaded to YouTube user NatureVideoChannel on January 30, and it has already receive more than 26,000 views.
Possibly the most interesting fact from the video is that human massages mimic much of the pleasure receptors mice rely on when being petted.