Science confirms what cat owners already know: Cats can more or less understand you, they just don’t give a fuck
Dogs will come when they’re called, respond to their name and act out commands. Cats on the other hand, will shoot you looks of indifference no matter what you do unless the cat feels it was their idea. So why don’t cats respond when you try to call them or give them commands? Do they not have the capacity to do so? No, they just don’t give a fuck. If you own a cat, you’ve figured that out already, but now science has given it validity.