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Lady Gaga, Queen played for study rats. The animals bopped their heads

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Blasting Lady Gaga in your house?

There’s a chance a nearby rat might be bopping along with you, a new study suggests. 

Rats can recognize and move to the rhythm of a beat, according to a new University of Tokyo study published in the peer-reviewed Science Advances journal. Only humans had previously been thought to innately possess the ability, according to the university’s news release. 

Researchers played Mozart, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and “Sugar” by Maroon 5 for rats and measured their head movements before comparing their results to the humans who participated in the study. They played the music at four different tempos and found rats best synchronized their head bops to music in the 120 to 140 beats per minute range, much like humans, according to the study. 

Story Credit: usatoday.com

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