The Cat Telephone


In 1929, two Princeton researchers, Ernest Glen Wever and Charles W. Bray, wired a live cat into a telephone system and replayed the telephone’s primal scene. Following a procedure developed by physiologists, Wever and Bray removed part of the cat’s skull and most of its brain in order to attach an electrode to the animal’s right auditory nerve, and a second electrode to another area on the cat’s body…