Maybe Animals Can Play Too?

rat-playing-musical-instruments-6Recently some scientists have been collaborating their efforts to figure out why some animals can respond and even play instruments, while others seemingly react as if it has no effect.  I know the two cats I’ve owned personally seem to be able to keep a beat.  One in particular, Twinkie, was very fond of that Rap.

Joel Shurkin shared this great article with Inside Science.  He is a freelance writer based in Baltimore and the author of nine books on science and the history of science.  He has also taught science journalism at Stanford University, UC Santa Cruz and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

– JM, Can I May I

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