iStockphoto.com Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture So, You Think You Can Dance? August 4, 2013 Some birds can dance. These dancing birds can also learn to make vocal sounds by listening to others. They share this ability with humans. But our primate cousins don't seem to be so endowed. Alva Noë asks if there is, indeed, a connection between vocal learning and the ability to dance.