Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dancing with Snowball

Did you know that the ability to move rhythmically to the beat of music may not be exclusive to humans? Studies of a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Snowball, provided the first documented case of a nonhuman creature that, without training, could sense a beat in music and move to it. He processed the music in his brain and his muscles responded. Snowball may have circuits in its brain for processing a beat, similar to the human brain.

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