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Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 18:56:18 Reply

Just something I was always curious about? I mean I don't expect my dog to bob and weave to Eggman Land Crimson Carnival-Night but just wondering if maybe they're mood may take a subtle change or something. Idk, thoughts?


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:04:17 Reply

At 5/5/12 06:56 PM, II2none wrote: Just something I was always curious about? I mean I don't expect my dog to bob and weave to Eggman Land Crimson Carnival-Night but just wondering if maybe they're mood may take a subtle change or something. Idk, thoughts?

I don't know, however I do know that plants grow better under classical music more than other genres...


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:06:12 Reply

At 5/5/12 07:04 PM, Zirocket-8 wrote:
I don't know, however I do know that plants grow better under classical music more than other genres...

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To OP: I can only assume they do, though if it is visible or noticeable, I have no idea.


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:11:50 Reply

I have only had cats in my entire life, and cats don't really respond to anything, lol. Although I can admit at times when I have blasted death metal in my house and my cat was near me, I'd see it looking around like it saw a ghost with its eyes all open and stuff and sprinting away.

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:13:37 Reply

Depends on the animal, the type of animal and what type of music is playing. My dogs like my Usher ringtone. My aunt's cat used to like gospel music when he was living.


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:15:44 Reply

A couple of years ago when I was still a crazy cat lady (a dark time...), one of my younger kitties would act noticeably more playful whenever she heard music from the game Halo 3, especially the main theme. I suppose with that in mind, it is certainly possible that they respond to music.

I mean, it's either that, or she just wanted to annoy me while I played. Could be both.
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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:34:10 Reply

Our love of music had to develop from somewhere. We're just one of the first species to make our own music; nature has been playing Thunder, Rain, and Ocean since forever.

I wonder if other animals besides birds can make music "consciously", and also do so for pure self-enjoyment?


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:38:36 Reply

I heard that a pair of lab rats died after being exposed to dubstep for too long.

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:42:08 Reply

Recent studies indicate that music can serve as a contextual conditioned stimulus in
rats and influence drug-seeking behavior during abstinence. The purpose of the present study was to
further assess the effectiveness of music as a conditioned stimulus in rats, to determine ratsâEUTM preferences
for two contrasting pieces of music, and to determine ratsâEUTM preferences for music versus silence. To this
end, we created an apparatus that gave instrumental control of musical choice (Miles Davis vs.
Beethoven) to the rats themselves. After determining baseline musical preference, animals were conditioned with cocaine (10 mg/kg) to the music they initially preferred least, with alternating conditioning
sessions pairing saline with the music preferred most. The animals were subsequently tested in a
drug-free state to determine what effect this conditioning had on musical preference. The results indicate
that music serves as an effective contextual conditioned stimulus, significantly increasing both musical
preference and locomotor activity after repeated cocaine conditioning. Furthermore, we found that rats
initially favor silence over music, but that this preference can be altered as a result of cocaine-paired
conditioning. These findings demonstrate that, after repeated association with reward (cocaine), music
can engender a conditioned context preference in rats; these findings are consistent with other evidence
showing that musical contextual cues can reinstate drug-seeking behavior in rats.

cocaine makes rats like music

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:42:46 Reply

My cat doesn't give a shit if i'm playing music.

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:43:45 Reply

At 5/5/12 07:42 PM, GhostOfHalloween wrote: Recent studies indicate...

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 19:46:43 Reply

At 5/5/12 07:43 PM, NorskeDrittsekk wrote:
At 5/5/12 07:42 PM, GhostOfHalloween wrote: Recent studies indicate...
Citation or Plagiarism!

Polston, J. E.; Glick, S. D.; Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol 125(4), Aug, 2011. pp. 674-680. [Journal Article]

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 20:50:22 Reply

Spiders are shown to respond to music (5:50)
They seem to prefer classical music.


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 20:56:01 Reply

At 5/5/12 07:11 PM, mothballs wrote: I have only had cats in my entire life, and cats don't really respond to anything, lol. Although I can admit at times when I have blasted death metal in my house and my cat was near me, I'd see it looking around like it saw a ghost with its eyes all open and stuff and sprinting away.

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 21:04:17 Reply

My cat likes 80s rock and hates metal, he's neutral on just about every other genre. I know this by having him in my room while dicking around on Pandora.

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 21:04:33 Reply

Yes, my cat meows non-stop when I play house music.


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 21:12:16 Reply

At 5/5/12 08:50 PM, Ragnarokia wrote: Spiders are shown to respond to music (5:50)
They seem to prefer classical music.

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 21:15:41 Reply

im sure they respond to it like it is noise


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 22:06:09 Reply

My cat seems to like anything with a saxaphone, she seems pretty happy when I'm playing a Coltrane CD. She also enjoys Chopin, Dead Kennedys, and Napalm Death.


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 22:11:11 Reply

I don't think my dog pays any attention to music. She's got other stuff she can focus on like her favorite people, all the other pets, the squirrels, rabbits, and ground hogs outside, etc.

My bird has a preference. He's not too fond of country probably because my dad blasts it too loud too often. There are other various songs he likes. His favorite is Box of Rain by Grateful Dead. Even if he's pissed off I can start playing that and he'll get in a good mood and start dancing. He perks up, does this dance thing, and sometimes sings if he likes a song. If he doesn't like it, he squawks and sounds angry. He squawks until you shut it off or move him pretty much.

He also has a preference for voices. He hates British accents. Sorry. I don't know why he doesn't like them. He's fine with other accents but British ones really piss him off.

At 5/5/12 07:34 PM, Tydusis wrote: Our love of music had to develop from somewhere. We're just one of the first species to make our own music; nature has been playing Thunder, Rain, and Ocean since forever.

I wonder if other animals besides birds can make music "consciously", and also do so for pure self-enjoyment?

You say that like it's the Earth's band. I like it, very cool.


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 22:12:45 Reply

all creatures with even minor amounts of intelligence respond to music


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-05 22:22:38 Reply

At 5/5/12 10:12 PM, tox wrote: all creatures with even minor amounts of intelligence respond to music

Example?


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-06 00:20:14 Reply

At 5/5/12 10:22 PM, II2none wrote:
At 5/5/12 10:12 PM, tox wrote: all creatures with even minor amounts of intelligence respond to music
Example?

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-06 00:54:53 Reply

At 5/5/12 06:56 PM, II2none wrote: Just something I was always curious about? I mean I don't expect my dog to bob and weave to Eggman Land Crimson Carnival-Night but just wondering if maybe they're mood may take a subtle change or something. Idk, thoughts?

Yes

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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-06 01:10:11 Reply

At 5/5/12 10:22 PM, II2none wrote:
At 5/5/12 10:12 PM, tox wrote: all creatures with even minor amounts of intelligence respond to music
Example?

my dog, about half a foot tall, white and about 10 lbs..
mostly blind, cant really hear, cant find his food dish, and wanders aimlessly around the house walking into things and sniffing the same wall again and again or a leg or a whatever
only knows how to shiver and cower and piss itself..
cant sit still, cant figure out what a human is or a door, cant figure out what a cat is, cant figure out much of anything

but play a musical instrument and he sits on his ass and focuses more or less on the direction of the music, and will sometimes howl along to the tune of the beat, a higher howl for a upbeat song a lower and longer howl for a sad or deeper song


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-06 06:44:41 Reply

omg arrest this man he trying to hypnotize animals!


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-06 07:40:05 Reply

Depends, when I remember when I played some "Queen - A kind of Magic" on my pc at a good volume, my 2 hamsters came out and looked, heh.


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-06 07:50:43 Reply

I swear my cat becomes way more calm when classical music is playing...its really weird.


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Response to Do animals respond to music? 2012-05-06 07:51:54 Reply

At 5/6/12 12:54 AM, Phantox wrote:
At 5/5/12 06:56 PM, II2none wrote: Just something I was always curious about? I mean I don't expect my dog to bob and weave to Eggman Land Crimson Carnival-Night but just wondering if maybe they're mood may take a subtle change or something. Idk, thoughts?
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