"Deek at that jiggin!" How watching others dance can change us.
Date: Saturday 11th May, Abertay University Dundee, Events Space, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr Jola, a scientist and a choreographer from Switzerland, will introduce you to her research on the effects dance has on spectators’ and dancers’ brains and how dance has been shown to benefit the mental and physical wellbeing of people who dance. The findings are presented within the framework of what Dr Jola describes as “kinaesthetic cognition”. Dr Jola proposes that the fundamental processes involved in watching dance and dancing might in fact be the basis for language processing, social interaction, and emotional experiences. This is part of the British Psychology Student committee’s ‘Beyond the Lecture Theatre’ seminar series and its first in Scotland and food and drinks will be provided at the end.
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