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sabato 12 maggio 2018

# brain: exploring a cold-blooded reptile using functional MRI: crocodiles listen to classical music

AA << exposed the animals to various visual and auditory stimuli, including classical music by Johann Sebastian Bach. At the same time, they measured the animals' brain activity. The results have shown that additional brain areas are activated during exposure to complex stimuli such as classical music - as opposed to exposure to simple sounds. The processing patterns strongly resemble the patterns identified in mammals and birds in similar studies >>

Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum. Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner. May 3, 2018

https://m.phys.org/news/2018-05-crocodiles-classical-music-mri-scanner.html

Mehdi Behroozi, Brendon K. Billings, et al. Functional MRI in the Nile crocodile: a new avenue for evolutionary neurobiology. Proc Royal Soc B Biol Sci. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0178. Apr 25, 2018.

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/285/1877/20180178.article-info

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