Dolphins prefer classical music, apparentlyNews
Bring on the coloured bouncing balls.
A study by the University of Padua, published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, finds that dolphins behave even more sociably than usual when exposed to classical music. They are particularly partial to Bach, Grieg, Saint-Saens, Debussy and Beethoven.
Er, not quite. They were exposed specifically to Bach’s Prelude BWV 846; Morning Mood from Peer Gynt by Grieg; The Swan from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens; Reflets dans l’eau by Debussy; and a Beethoven piano movement.
Lucky the researchers held back on the Wagner.