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animals and music

Can anyone hazard a guess at whether there are any captive animals that
are not daily immersed in music, because the people round about listen
to music? Before anyone jumps to conclusions about this stuff, I would
have thought it important to establish whether music is as encultured in
these animals as it is in humans.

One way of looking at sensory and perceptual systems is that they are
just pattern detectors. One way of looking at music is that it is just
(playful) pattern.

Roger Watt
University of Stirling

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