meaningful signals

I used a lamellophone, pressed it on the glass of the aquarium and played.

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The fish responded, but their response was equivocal.

I felt that a demonstration that fish could learn to categorize stimuli as complex as music, according to a criterion as unnatural as musical genre, not only would show that they extract meaningful signals, but also might suggest a capability for higher order auditory processing comparable with that of pigeons and people.

CHASE, AVA R.: Music discriminations by carp (Cyprinus carpio). Animal Learning & Behavior , 29 (4), 2001. p 337

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