By Judith Lynne Hanna
Dancing to profit: Cognition, Emotion, and move explores the reason for dance as a medium of studying to assist have interaction educators and scientists to discover the underpinnings of dance, and dancers in addition to individuals of most of the people who're eager about new methods of comprehending dance. between policy-makers, lecturers, and oldsters, there's a heightened main issue for winning pedagogical ideas. they need to grasp what can paintings with beginners. This e-book methods the topic of studying in, approximately, and during dance by way of triangulating wisdom from the humanities and arts, social and behavioral sciences, and cognitive and neurological sciences to problem dismissive perspectives of the cognitive significance of the actual dance. Insights come from theories and examine findings in aesthetics, anthropology, cognitive technology, dance, schooling, feminist thought, linguistics, neuroscience, phenomenology, psychology, and sociology. utilizing a unmarried thought places blinders directly to alternative ways of description and research. in fact, all wisdom is tentative. Experiments unavoidably needs to specialize in a slender subject and infrequently use a different demographic—university scholars, and we don’t comprehend the representativeness of case studies.
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Dancing to Learn: The Brain's Cognition, Emotion, and Movement by Judith Lynne Hanna