Terpsichorean 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam with mythological roots for advanced learners in visual dictionary and thesaurus. Practice reading and listening and expand your vocabulary in context.
/ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən/ (adj & noun)
Adjective: related to dancing
Noun: a dancer
Having rhythm was thought by many to be a purely human trait, but these birds show that’s probably not the case. Researchers Aniruddh Patel and Adena Schachnerwho were studying Snowball and Alex respectively found that some birds showed evidence of truly having rhythm: They adjusted to tempo changes and responded to music that was new to them.
Both teams think “vocal learning,” the ability to imitate sounds, which requires coordination between hearing and motor skills, is key to entrainment. Schachner’s research team reviewed YouTube videos of dancing animals with terpsichorean skills and found that only those with vocal learning seemed to show evidence of entrainment, including parrots and the Asian elephant.
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