Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rhesus monkeys cannot hear the beat in music
... but they do make some awesome peanut butter cups.

This discovery is much more important than you think, because it establishes a clear line between humans and non-human higher primates. "Not only adult humans, but also newborn babies can detect the beat in music."

"Beat induction (or beat-based timing) is only present in specific species (including humans and a selected group of bird species), arguably as a result of convergent evolution."


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