What Studies of Actors and Acting Can Tell Us About Memory and Cognitive Functioning

  title={What Studies of Actors and Acting Can Tell Us About Memory and Cognitive Functioning},
  author={Helga Noice and Tony Noice},
The art of acting has been defined as the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Our many years of researching theatrical expertise have produced findings relevant to text comprehension, learning theory, cognitive aging, and expert memory. In this article, we first discuss how large amounts of dialogue, learned in a very short period, can be reproduced in real time with complete spontaneity. We then turn to abstracting the essence of acting and applying it to diverse… CONTINUE READING
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