Embodied neuroscience: Making sense of dance

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In this lecture the neuroscientist and choreographer Dr. Corinne Jola is sharing her life-long interest  and research on how dance affects us. Through studying the cognitive, neuronal, physiological, and psychosocial mechanisms in response to either watching dance or participating in dance she was able to provide us extraordinary theoretical and applied insight into the human brain and behaviour.
“Over the last ten years, I studied cognitive and neuronal responses to watching dance. I am interested in studying how we perceive and represent the body and its movements, in particular in relation to the performing arts and I am fascinated by the effects dance participation has on the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us. To study the aesthetic perception of dance moves, I use behavioural experiments, qualitative research as well as brain imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnet stimulation (TMS).”
If you are further interested in this type of research, we recommend the website: www.watchingdance.org, dedicated to kinesthetic empathy.

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