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DANCE AND THE BRAIN
"A critical outcome of our research is that learning by observing leads to action resonance and prediction that is the same as occurs with physical learning. This strong link between learning by doing and learning by observing at the neural level might benefit from early exposure to dance, where the consistencies between training methods could be acquired."
THE DANCING BRAIN
"How can watching one dance performance, whether classical ballet or the newest modern choreography, be so engaging - even thrilling - and then watching another performance leave us so indifferent? Dutch choreographer and researcher Ivar Hagendoorn argues that contemporary neuroscience points at the answer. The limbs move, but it is the brain that dances."