Category: The Neuroscience of Dance

How Dancers Think When They Dance (by David Kohn)

by David Kohn | photo by Toni Gauthier

Neuroscientists haven’t really explored how movement and thought interact, largely because it’s hard for anyone to leap, twist and turn while lying flat in an MRI tube, or connected to a tangle of wires. But with the help of new mobile brain imaging technology, a Maryland researcher now has the beginnings of an answer.