What Are Chimpanzees Trying to Tell Us About Music?

According to new research by the American Psychological Association, an organization that seems fascinated by non-human primates, chimpanzees have definite preferences when it comes to music. In fact, they’re rather picky.

This new study says that chimps love Indian and African music but aren’t much for Western-style pop.  In fact, they prefer silence to listening to music like Justin Bieber.  Maybe they’re even more intelligent that we give them credit for.

The findings were discovered by accident.  Researchers were looking to pinpoint certain acoustic properties by using music and the chimp playlists slowly revealed themselves.

My first thought?  Poor Bubbles.

The full story can be found at The Daily Mail.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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