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Researchers Say Bonobos Have An Innate Ability To Keep A Musical Beat

Offbeat  (tags: Bonobo apes, Congo, rhythm, music, drums, communication )

- 1583 days ago -
The research suggests that humans evolved the innate ability to keep a beat as a function of social bonding. This study, Large says, demonstrates the possibility that the common ancestor to humans and bonobos had this ability.

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Alan Lambert (91)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 1:22 am
At some point, some of us lost this ability...


Bridget Robertson (106)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:15 am
I had just listened to a seminar on Bonobos. They seem to have extensive emotional ability. Humans could learn a lot if we followed their ways.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 12:51 pm
Interesting. Thanks Evelyn

Angela J (61)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 1:50 pm
Thank you.

Carmen S (611)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 2:47 pm
Very interesting, thanks Evelyn.

Connie O (44)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 4:45 pm
The Bonobos ... That does sound like a good name for a band!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 7:07 pm
Amazing, thanks for sharing.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 8:44 pm
Marvellous. The beat goes on, what a fabulous ability for these fascinating animals.

Leanne B (46)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 9:44 pm
These are such cool and fantastic animals. Thanks for sharing this.
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