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Besides humans, the sea lion is one of the few species of animals that can synchronize their movements with music. The conclusion was presented by scientists from the University of California during the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Although many animals react to music, only monkeys and sea lions have shown the ability to keep pace. In the case of aquatic mammals, the test was done with a pet in California that learned to shake his head in rhythm with the song 'Boogie Wonderland' by the group Earth, Wind and Fire.

According to those responsible for the research, studies suggest that human musical abilities could have shared the same origins with the animals, which could help to better understand the evolution of species over the centuries.Sob a orientação de treinadores, golfinhos que vivem no Aquário Nacional de Cuba, em Havana, ajudam a melhorar a qualidade de vida de crianças com necessidades especiais. Meninos e meninas com paralisia cerebral, síndrome de Down e autismo interagem com os cetáceos, como parte de um tratamento que ganhou o apelido de ‘golfinhoterapia’.

As crianças tocam, abraçam, alimentam e jogam bolas para os mamíferos aquáticos, que respondem movendo os focinhos e as nadadeiras ou fazendo piruetas. Esses exercícios psicomotores têm alcançado resultados surpreendentes. Desenvolvido desde 1997, o tratamento estimula a motricidade, o aprendizado, a linguagem e as relações humanas.

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