A California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) can keep the beat: motor entrainment to rhythmic auditory stimuli in a non vocal mimic.

@article{Cook2013ACS,
  title={A California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) can keep the beat: motor entrainment to rhythmic auditory stimuli in a non vocal mimic.},
  author={P. Cook and A. Rouse and M. Wilson and C. Reichmuth},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={127 4},
  pages={
          412-27
        }
}
  • P. Cook, A. Rouse, +1 author C. Reichmuth
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of comparative psychology
  • Is the ability to entrain motor activity to a rhythmic auditory stimulus, that is "keep a beat," dependent on neural adaptations supporting vocal mimicry? That is the premise of the vocal learning and synchronization hypothesis, recently advanced to explain the basis of this behavior (A. Patel, 2006, Musical Rhythm, Linguistic Rhythm, and Human Evolution, Music Perception, 24, 99-104). Prior to the current study, only vocal mimics, including humans, cockatoos, and budgerigars, have been shown… CONTINUE READING

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