13. August 2008 · 1 comment · Categories: Links, News

To maximize the benefit piglets got from daily play sessions lasting 15 minutes, she and her colleagues taught them to associate play with a soundtrack by Elgar and Bach.

“I specifically chose this music because its timbre is similar to the comfortable grunts pigs make during foraging,” de Jonge said.

I suppose the whole reason for all of this is so that pig meat is better for us, containing fewer antibiotics …? I don’t eat piggies, so whatever.

But Elgar and Bach sound most similar to comfortable pig grunts?

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  1. If you loved piggies, maybe you’d think their grunting sounded like music too.