Spontaneous Motor Entrainment to Music in Multiple Vocal Mimicking Species

  title={Spontaneous Motor Entrainment to Music in Multiple Vocal Mimicking Species},
  author={Adena Schachner and Timothy F Brady and Irene M. Pepperberg and Marc D. Hauser},
  journal={Current Biology},
The human capacity for music consists of certain core phenomena, including the tendency to entrain, or align movement, to an external auditory pulse [1-3]. This ability, fundamental both for music production and for coordinated dance, has been repeatedly highlighted as uniquely human [4-11]. However, it has recently been hypothesized that entrainment evolved as a by-product of vocal mimicry, generating the strong prediction that only vocal mimicking animals may be able to entrain [12, 13]. Here… CONTINUE READING
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