Parrots get in the groove

Ruth Rogers [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

Despite an extensive collection of videos online claiming to show animals dancing, the ability to perceive and synchronize with a musical beat has largely been considered a uniquely human trait. That is, until now: two groups of researchers recently showed that parrots can boogie down with the best of us.

Lab Anim. (NY) 38, 180 (2009).
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