Despite the long-standing history of human and feline interaction, there is still much to uncover about the behavior of cats. In his book "Cat Sense," John Bradshaw, a cat behavior expert at the University of Bristol in England, sheds light on how cats perceive humans differently from dogs. Through extensive research, Bradshaw observed cats in the wild and in shelters, analyzing their social structures and behavior patterns throughout the day. He also collected data on the relationship between domestic cats and their owners through observation diaries and questionnaires.
The scientific community remains uncertain about whether cats possess a specific "cell" in their mind that allows them to communicate with humans. Nevertheless, cats do understand that we are larger than them and maintain consistent social behavior when interacting with us, displaying the same behaviors as they do with their fellow felines.
It is reassuring for humans to know that cats do not rub against cats of lower rank.