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Audio: Dance -- It's Only Human

Dancing is something we see in almost every human culture. But scientists think we're the only animals who synchronize our movements to music. To understand why, American Scientist’s Katie Burke spoke with two evolutionary psychologists who research how dancing helps us bond with other people. It turns out, what we get from dancing with one another is the same thing that chimpanzees get from grooming one another, which could help explain how our ancestors and our cultures evolved—to dance.



This story was produced in association with PRX with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


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