|Credit: Beverly Houwing, National Geographic|
Researchers found that additional brain areas activated in crocodiles when they were exposed to complex stimuli such as classical music
For the first time, researchers have used music to learn more about the brains of crocodiles. The unusual experiment revealed new aspects of a crocodile’s brain activity that would otherwise be impossible to see.
Crocodiles are important for our understanding of the reptilian brain as they are one of the most ancient species on Earth and they have barely changed over the past 200 million years or so. Alongside birds, crocodiles are considered to be the living descendants of dinosaurs.