Monday, June 1, 2015

Week 7 Blog post by Marshall Danese

This video depicts a cockatoo dancing along to a popular Queen song. I think humans really enjoy seeing nonhumans act in ways that reflect our own tendencies, and seeing this dorky bird dance along to queen definitely made me laugh.


  1. That is very funny. I wonder if the bird was trained to do that or if it was a natural reaction to the music. I wouldn't be surprised if the bird was able to appreciate the steady rhythm of that song just like a human being. I would be an interesting study to test the reactions of different types of animals to music. I know there is the classic phenomenon that playing classical music for a plant increases its growth, I wonder if music can have a positive effect on animals as well.

  2. I really do wonder how different animals react to music. Something I would like to see is if Koko, the gorilla who understands and can communicate in ASL, listening to music, and her reaction.

  3. I am laughing so hard I have nothing of value to write.