What makes a dance? The Brain As Choreographer, Dancer And Spectator

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In this article anthropologist, dancer and researcher in field of dance Judith Lynne Hanna gives a context to new research on dancers’ brains and how growing up in dance really does change us. The new science of neuroplasticity (also called brain plasticity, is the process in which your brain’s neural synapses and pathways are altered as an effect of environmental, behavioral, and neural changes) is fascinating and there are now more than 400 studies related to interdisciplinary neuroscience that are revealing the hidden value of dance: ability to develop  motor skills, proprioception felt in the body, cognitive skills and strategies that enable communicating ideas and feelings. According to Hanna, while dancing, people gain the procedural knowledge.

See here: What makes a dance?

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