Rats have rhythm and love to dance to Lady Gaga, researchers discover | Science & Tech News

Rats have rhythm and will happily bop along to Queen and Lady Gaga, scientists have found.

The discerning rodents also liked a bit of Mozart, the Japanese study found.

The skill of moving to a musical beat was thought to be mostly one associated with humans, scientists have discovered.

Researchers at the University of Tokyo fitted rats with equipment that could detect the slightest head movement and played them Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, Another One Bites the Dust by Queen and a Mozart piano sonata.

They found the rats managed to keep in time with all of the tracks when played at 132 beats per minute – the same as humans.

But the study showed they liked it less when the piece was slowed down or sped up.

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