Cat's whiskers are very cute, but, in fact, their function is very important. Any cat without its whiskers would be helpless and even inadequate in their behavior.

At the end of their whiskers cats have an organ that works as a sensor and sends tactile signals to the brain. It helps nervous system work properly. It's called a proprioceptor. The main function of this organ is to help them to orientate, control every part of their body in space, and even to measure distance between a cat and some object, for example, prey.

Cats' whiskers are highly sensitive and feel every small change in the environment, they can even feel the slightest vibration in the air. By the way, whiskers also work as a tactile organ helping cats to “touch” objects around them and identify their shape and quality.

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