Psychologist Saho Takagi, a graduate student at Kyoto University in Japan, strolls into one of Japan ’ s many cat cafes. These establishments allow customers to pay an hourly fee for the chance to cuddle some cats. They ’ re popular in Japan because so many apartment buildings forbid pet ownership. But Takagi isn ’ t a typical customer. She ’ s not there for feline affection, but to probe their minds.
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