Scientists did not manage to find out yet what site of a brain of a cat is responsible for dreams and whether there is this site in general. Nevertheless, the behavior of these animals after falling asleep allows to assume that they have dreams, besides very bright and distinct.
When cats can have dreamsIt was succeeded to find out that these animals have two main phases of a dream. Most often cats just doze, having put paws and the tail between the legs. At this time breath slows down, muscles relax a little. It is possible to think that the cat already sleeps, however actually it not absolutely so. She has no dreams in such state. Animals doze on average about half an hour then they or pass to wakefulness, or plunge into the second, deeper phase of a dream.
During the first phase of a cat react to sounds, light and other external irritants therefore can wake up very quickly.
The second phase lasts about 10 minutes, and at this particular time cats, according to assumptions of scientists, have dreams. Watching behavior of an animal, you will be able to define what dreams it at present. It is interesting that the organism at this stage functions the same as during wakefulness: pulse and breath change and can be quite fast, muscles are reduced, the animal makes sounds.
What dreams catsAccording to opinion of scientists, cats in a dream see some elements of the everyday life. It can be food, a game, hunting for mice or birds, a research of the surrounding territory, campaigns in a toilet, fights with other animals.
Cats, most likely, can dream even nightmares. These animals sometimes wake up from a fright and look after a dream strongly concerned or even alerted.
Cats can "run" in a dream, doing characteristic movements by paws. When they grumble, growl or even show the teeth, it can demonstrate that they dream either hunting, or a fight, or some action causing fear or aggression. The cat at the same time can pull mustache, lash, bare canines. Pomurkivaniye, as a rule, treat as sign of a sweet dream in which the cat receives favourite delicacy or tries to obtain caress. Also it can mean communication with people or with other cats. At such moments of an encephalogram "draw" hyperactivity of a brain that can testify to very bright and rather distinct dreams. However the most widespread option includes easy twitching of paws and mustache, the fast movements of eyes. Scientists assume that at such moments the cat dreams some area and studies it, sniffing at surfaces, passing from one place to another. The second option – the assumption that the similar behavior is connected with dreams about production tracing.