Do you like to dance? Snowball the cockatoo does! Aniruddh Patel at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego and colleagues studied Snowball, who seems to love “dancing” to Queen and the Backstreet Boys. He was really keeping time to the beat, too–the scientists would change the music’s tempo, or “BPM” (beats per minute), and Snowball would adjust how fast he was dancing!
Watch a video of Snowball in action.
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