Where Cuteness and Developemental Psychology Meet

I came across this amazingly cute video on YouTube

While an initial reaction to the cuteness is enough to make anyone go insane there is something interesting about how the child and cat both fall for, and enjoy, the same game. It’s been a while since I took developmental psychology, but I don’t think anyone ever mentioned to me that there is a point in life where we are on par with cats in terms of our comprehension of the world. I don’t find it surprising that this is the case, but it makes me wonder where other similarities might be and in what ways we humans first start to pull ahead.