A shows that chimpanzees love to dance. They also like , nodding their head, and tapping their to music. Researchers say their study could explain humans started to like music. They did on seven and played them music for six days. The researchers said the chimps had a of rhythm and the music changed their . The male chimpanzees seemed to move to the songs more than the .
Chimpanzees passed on a for dance to early humans around six years ago. The researchers said the love of dancing was in the humans. A said: "Chimpanzees dance...in the same as humans." She added: "Listening to music causes rhythmic , suggesting a close between the [hearing and movement] in the brain." She believes the could explain why we love dancing so .