The Neurocognition of Dance

The Neurocognition of Dance : Mind, Movement and Motor Skills

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The study of human movement and action has become a topic of increasing relevance over the last decade, bringing dance into the focus of the cognitive sciences. The Neurocognition of Dance brings together contributors from the worlds of psychology and dance, and discusses the relationship between dance and perception. Fully updated throughout, this edition introduces scientific perspectives on human movement, before dance professionals considering how their creative work relates to cognition and learning. Finally, researchers with personal links to the dance world demonstrate how neurocognitive methods are applied to studying different aspects related to more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 27 Halftones, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white; 27 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138847860
  • 9781138847866
  • 1,808,748

Table of contents

Preface: Towards a Neurocognitive Science of Dance - Two Worlds Approaching or Two Approaches to the Same World of Movement? PART 1: THE SCIENTIST'S PERSPECTIVE `Do Your Senses Tingle?' Building Blocks and Architecture of Dance Shall We Dance? Action Researchers and Dancers Can Move Together Getting Cognitive The Dancer's Memory: Expertise and Cognitive Structures in Dance PART 2: THE DANCE PERSPECTIVE Learning to Dance Means Learning to Think! Searching for That Other Land of Dance: The Phases in Developing a Choreography Overcoming the Dyslexia Barrier: The Role of Kinesthetic Stimuli in the Teaching of Spelling PART 3: NEUROCOGNITIVE STUDIES OF DANCE Neural Mechansims for Seeing Dance Building a Dance in the Human Brain: Insights from Expert and Novice Dancers Research and Choreography: Merging Dance and Cognitive more

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