Tiny dancers show rhythm's roots

by Liza on Mar. 19th, 2010

It's Friday, and here's the latest video from Science Friday:

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In perhaps the cutest study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, psychologist Marcel Zentner and Tuomas Eerola found that babies will spontaneously boogie when they hear music and other rhythmic sounds. The findings suggest babies are not great dancers, but they smile more when they do hit the beat.

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SAY WHAT!? says:

you got to know the beat! WOWZA thats so cool when the little girl had the line readings and she knew when the line was long or when it was short!!

posted on Sat, 10/23/2010 - 1:51pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I like the parrot dancing the best

posted on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 11:56am
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taylor carlson says:

i love the science

posted on Sun, 01/16/2011 - 3:16pm
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Anonymous says:

the baby is so cute!

posted on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 2:17pm
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copdemater says:

i loved the baby it was sooo cute almost as cute as the one in the omni theater

posted on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:18pm

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