Ronan the beat-keeping sea lion at UC Santa Cruz

April 3, 2013

UC Santa Cruz researchers have trained a California sea lion to move its head in time to rhythmic sounds. This marks the first non-human mammal that’s shown the ability to keep a beat, according to Peter Cook of the UCSC psychology department.

The video footage is incredibly cool.

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