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Monday, June 16, 2008

The Science of Dancing

Of course, it's possible I may read too much fascinating science news to post it all without that becoming the primary content of my blog, but whatever.

Dancing. It's evolutionarily unique to humans. So what is about our brains and our wiring that make this such a joy and such a drive? Perhaps the most intersting bit in the article was about how you can appreciate dance that you know the skills for better than other forms of dance. This holds true when I weigh it against my experience. A perfectly executed salsa dance leaves me cold, but show me somebody doing a complicated swing routine or maybe some wild mazurka and I just think, "oooh! I wanna do that!" followed by unraveling what they just did and trying to figure it out.

1 Comments:

  • Birds do courtship 'dances' though it's not the same thing.

    By Blogger Chris, at 12:30 PM  

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