The neural basis of human dance.

@article{Brown2006TheNB,
  title={The neural basis of human dance.},
  author={Steven Brown and Michael J. Martinez and Lawrence M. Parsons},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={
          1157-67
        }
}
Human dance was investigated with positron emission tomography to identify its systems-level organization. Three core aspects of dance were examined: entrainment, meter and patterned movement. Amateur dancers performed small-scale, cyclically repeated tango steps on an inclined surface to the beat of tango music, without visual guidance. Entrainment of dance steps to music, compared to self-pacing of movement, was supported by anterior cerebellar vermis. Movement to a regular, metric rhythm… CONTINUE READING

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