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What Neuroaesthetics, a New Field of Research, Can Tell Us About What Dance Does to Our Brains and Bodies

With its unique brain–body connection, dance is at the very center of neuroaesthetics, or the science of how the arts affect our brains, and therefore our bodies. Early findings of this still-emerging field are confirming what dancers and dance lovers have long known implicitly: that experiencing dance—whether doing it ourselves or watching it—has profound effects on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Dancing Hones Your Body, But What Does It Do to Your Brain?

Dancing can be exhausting—on your body and brain. Neuroscientist Agnieszka Burzynska, from Colorado State University, understands this. “I did some modern dancing myself back in high school. I remember how hard it was to remember a sequence, and then our teacher would say, ‘Now let’s flip it to the other leg!’” But does this mental […]

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