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Brain Dance

Friday 2 July, 2021

More than sport, dance is the most complex and detailed movement system that humans have devised. Rather than the brain simply existing as the driver of the body, our morphology and the actions of the body also in turn dynamically shape our brains.

The following 4 articles explore the mind and body experience from an academic perspective – click on each link to download.

 

Time Course of Creativity in Dance by David Kirsh, Catherine J. Stevens and Daniel W. Piepers
Kirsh Stevens & Piepers 2020 Timecourse Leach & Stevens ISR 2020 final Stevens Leach Cog Proc 2015 Stevens Vincs deLahunta & Old ActaPsych2019

Bodystorming: effects of collaboration and familiarity on improvising contemporary dance by Catherine J. Stevens and James Leach
Leach & Stevens ISR 2020 final

Long-term memory for contemporary dance is distributed and collaborative by Catherine J. Stevens, Kim Vincs, Scott deLahunta and Elizabeth Old
Stevens Vincs deLahunta & Old ActaPsych2019

Relational creativity and improvisation in contemporary dance by James Leach and Catherine J. Stevens
Stevens Leach Cog Proc 2015