Our Brains On Dancing

Photo by Michael Nagle for The New York Times

Ever wonder if there’s more to community dancing and contra dancing than the temporal pleasure you derive from it? A recent New York Times article explains, “A new study that compared the neurological effects of country dancing with those of walking and other activities suggests that there may be something unique about learning a social dance.” Thanks to the BFS dancer who alerted us to this article! (Wait ’til you see the closing suggestion!) A similar article in the Denver Post makes the contra connection even more explicit.

Here’s a link to the original journal article in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.