A method for testing synchronization to a musical beat in domestic horses (Equus ferus caballus).Patel, Aniruddh D.
Bregman, Micah R.
Iversen, John R.
According to the "vocal learning and rhythmic synchronization hypothesis" (Patel, 2006), only species capable of complex vocal learning, such as humans and parrots, have the capacity to synchronize their movements to a musical beat. While empirical research to date on a few species (e.g., parrots and monkeys) has supported this hypothesis, many species remain to be examined. Domestic horses are pa... read more
- Musical meter and rhythm.
- Evolution (Biology)
- Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
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- Bregman MR, Iversen JR, Lichman D, Reinhart M, Patel AD (2012) A method for testing synchronization to a musical beat in domestic horses (Equus ferus caballus). Empirical Musicology Review 7(3-4): 144-156. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v7i3-4.3745.