If you can’t help but tell your dog stories about an annoying colleague or discuss your food choice for dinner with your cat, you can breathe easy. This is not a sign of craziness like your other half or your parents might suspect. Science claims that talking to our furry friends is actually a sign of other pretty important qualities.
Kincet became interested in this study and discovered more interesting facts. That’s why we can’t wait to spill the beans.
Pets are our ultimate friends. They are always near us, providing the necessary support and help. And it’s no wonder that sometimes we feel the need to share our feelings and thoughts with them. But there is also a science-backed explanation of these talks with those who can’t understand us.
Researchers call this phenomenon anthropomorphism. Luckily, they’ve confirmed that there is no need to call a doctor. The tendency to attribute humanlike emotions and features to non-human objects is based on intelligence and creativity rather than boorishness or stupidity. “It’s actually a natural byproduct of the tendency that makes humans uniquely smart on this planet,” claims Nicholas Epley, one of the scientists.
If we dive deeper into the subject, we will understand that this story actually begins in childhood. Kids are able to create friends out of nowhere. And we think that everyone probably remembers having to take all of their plush bears, bunnies, and cars to bed with them so no one was left offended. Parents usually adore these signs of loyalty, friendship, and communication in their children.