Play that monkey music

Play that monkey music

Tunes inspired by tamarin calls seem to alter the primates’ emotions

By Jenny Lauren Lee, 18:26 PM September 1, 2009

Listen to the monkey sounds / music at the bottom of the article.

When people play their funky music for cotton-top tamarins, the monkeys hardly get their groove on. But playing monkey music does the trick. Cello music that mimics tamarin calls seems to bring forth the same sort of emotions in the monkeys that the original calls would have elicited, researchers report online September 1 in Biology Letters

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