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Scientists play classical music for crocodiles


Posted on Saturday, 5 May, 2018 | Comment icon 9 comments

What happens inside a crocodile's brain when it hears music ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Goutham89
The bizarre new experiment aimed to analyze how juvenile crocodile brains react to complex stimuli.
For the study, scientists exposed several young Nile crocodiles to the music of composer Johann Sebastian Bach while at the same time scanning their brains using an MRI machine.

Getting accurate results was challenging as not only were the animals dangerous to work with but crocodiles are cold-blooded, making it more difficult to record their blood oxygenation levels.

The results indicated that when exposed to a complex section of music, the brain response was much greater than when the animals were exposed to only individual chords.

The findings also seemed to echo those obtained for birds and mammals under similar conditions.

The scientists concluded that the functional aspects of sensory processing were likely conserved during the evolution of sauropsids - the group of animals which include today's reptiles and birds.

Such brain processes may have also evolved much earlier than previously thought.

Source: Tech Times | Comments (9)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Why not on 5 May, 2018, 11:21
Next they will be running on treadmills along side the shrimp.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Still Waters on 5 May, 2018, 11:23
If they'd played "Crocodile Rock" to them instead it mightliventhem up more.
Comment icon #3 Posted by third_eye on 5 May, 2018, 11:31
Oh just toss Sir Elton in among them ... ~
Comment icon #4 Posted by Eldorado on 5 May, 2018, 13:31
I wouldn't dare go near them when they're enjoying the Nutcracker Suite score.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Echoes on 5 May, 2018, 21:37
At least the Crocs have taste in music...
Comment icon #6 Posted by Tom the Photon on 7 May, 2018, 7:07
Jokes aside - what is the purpose of this 'research'? So now we know that crocodile brains respond to sounds? What will they investigate next: do crocodile eyes respond to light? do lions need to eat? can blue whales fly? Do people really get paid to do this sort of pointless nonsense? I'm in the wrong job!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog on 7 May, 2018, 11:42
Always wanted a lake full of crocodile so my neighbors get eaten... I like crocs !
Comment icon #8 Posted by travelnjones on 7 May, 2018, 19:48
I have been playing Prog and heavy metal to dogs. Every time we go to the dog park. Tucker do you like the lamb lies down on broadway ...woof. Sarah do you like Testament ?
Comment icon #9 Posted by mysticwerewolf on 15 May, 2018, 2:44
what a waste of money


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