Deeply, in particular, the better question is: "is there any genetic memory?" Do cats have any visual memories inherited from their ancestors, or is it just a dump instinct?
We already know that mice are able to pass the memories through many generations
. And we know that a rat can recognize traps met by ancestors.
If you answer "yes", then I would like to know: Do you think that the same can be applied to humans as well? Because mammals have inherited a lot of common genetic features. Actually, if cats and humans are enough genetically relative for medical trials (tests of new pharmaceutics) then it might be enough to prove this one as well.
Again, why is a cat jumping when see a vegetable?