Monkeys can dance after human training,media reported. But for the first time, psychologists may have observed two chimps dancing in tight synchronized motions similar to Kanger’s dance without human motivation. Researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK published their findings in The Journal of Scientific Reports on Wednesday.
The researchers found that two female chimps had a similar level of rhythm in terms of movement coordination, synchronization and rhythm, as the orchestraplayers who played together.
Adriano Lameira, one of the researchers at the University of Warwick, said in a statement: “Dance is a way for humans to express (emotions). Despite the amazing diversity of cultures around the world and the dazzling memory of animal systems, the evolution of human dance remains a mystery. “
The researchers say evidence of synchronized, rhythmic movement of the apes could help scientists discover the origins of human dance.