High-Speed Video of Cat Tongues Yields Another Reason Why They're Superior

High-Speed Video of Cat Tongues Yields Another Reason Why They're Superior

David Hu has investigated, horse tails, wet dog shakes, and sheep eyelashes. Now, he dives into cat tongues, discovering what exactly makes them so good at their job.

High-Speed Video of Cat Tongues Yields Another Reason Why They're Superior
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November 25, 2018

David Hu is at it again, this time diving deep into cat grooming  Using videos captured by high-speed cameras (about 500 frames per second), he showed that cats have a four-phase grooming regimen aided by tiny keratin spikes on their tongues, called filiform papillae.

Hu is an associate professor in the Schools of Mechanical Engineering and of Biological Sciences and an adjunct associate professor in the School of Physics.

 

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