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Rats bop their heads to rhythm!

The list of non-human animals that can keep a beat just got a little longer! Researchers at the University of Tokyo detected rats boping their heads to Lady Gaga and Queen. As with other non-humans, this ability was decidedly limited, but does point to something that lies deep in our evolutionary past. The researchers conclude: "...latent neural propensity for auditory motor entrainment may provide a basis for human entrainment that is much more widespread than currently thought. Further studies comparing humans and animals will offer insights into the origins of music and dancing." Here's the article:, and here's the research:

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