Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Enter Monkey Man

Monkey-friendly tunes shed new light on evolutionary role of music - Times Online:
The idea that human musical appreciation stems from the same evolutionary root as the vocalisations that primates use to bond and alert others to danger is not new, but it has always been hard to test because monkeys do not generally respond to music.
When monkeys have been played music, from classical to hard rock, they generally prefer silence. The sole exception has come from one experiment in which monkeys appeared to be calmed down by listening to the heavy metal band Metallica.
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Now playing on YouTube: The Specials - Monkey Man
via FoxyTunes

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