Cats prove memories are better with sleep
Other factors such as tension and fatigue, however, may be at work too. One of the researchers says it’s also not likely that maximizing sleep gives you a brilliant memory.
Why cats? Researchers say felines and humans respond in a similar way neurologically to visual stimuli. For many cat owners, the strange part of the study is not that the researchers used cats, but that they researchers somehow kept domestic cats awake for 12 hours without a nap. How did they do it—all-day catnip ingestion?