Neuroaesthetics and beyond: new horizons in applying the science of the brain to the art of dance [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 11 (1):5-16 (2012)
Throughout history, dance has maintained a critical presence across all human cultures, defying barriers of class, race, and status. How dance has synergistically co-evolved with humans has fueled a rich debate on the function of art and the essence of aesthetic experience, engaging numerous artists, historians, philosophers, and scientists. While dance shares many features with other art forms, one attribute unique to dance is that it is most commonly expressed with the human body. Because of this, social scientists and neuroscientists are turning to dance and dancers to help answer questions of how the brain coordinates the body to perform complex, precise, and beautiful movements. In the present paper, we discuss how recent advances in neuroscientific methods provide the tools to advance our understanding of not only the cerebral phenomena associated with dance learning and observation but also the neural underpinnings of aesthetic appreciation associated with watching dance. We suggest that future work within the fields of dance neuroscience and neuroaesthetics have the potential to provide mutual benefits to both the scientific and artistic communities
|Keywords||Dance Neuroscience Neuroimaging Neuroaesthetics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Pascal Boyer & Pierre Liénard (2006). Why Ritualized Behavior? Precaution Systems and Action Parsing in Developmental, Pathological and Cultural Rituals. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (6):595-613.
B. Calvomerino, C. Jola, D. Glaser & P. Haggard (2008). Towards a Sensorimotor Aesthetics of Performing Art. Consciousness and Cognition 17 (3):911-922.
Richard J. Davidson & William Irwin (1999). The Functional Neuroanatomy of Emotion and Affective Style. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3 (1):11-21.
S. Fairhall & A. IshAi (2008). Neural Correlates of Object Indeterminacy in Art Compositions. Consciousness and Cognition 17 (3):923-932.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Barbara Montero (2012). Practice Makes Perfect: The Effect of Dance Training on the Aesthetic Judge. [REVIEW] Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 11 (1):59-68.
N. S. Thompson & Jaan Valsiner (2002). Doesn't a Dance Require Dancers? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (5):641-642.
Jonathan Owen Clark (2012). Dance and Subtraction: Notes on Alain Badiou's Inaesthetics. Dance Research Journal 42 (03):50-64.
Betty Block & Judith Lee Kissell (2001). The Dance: Essence of Embodiment. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 22 (1):5-15.
J. Alexander Dale, Janyce Hyatt & Jeff Hollerman (2007). The Neuroscience of Dance and the Dance of Neuroscience: Defining a Path of Inquiry. Journal of Aesthetic Education 41 (3):89-110.
Alwin Nikolais (2005). The Nikolais/Louis Dance Technique: A Philosophy and Method of Modern Dance. Routledge.
Maxine Sheets-Johnstone (2012). From Movement to Dance. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 11 (1):39-57.
Valentina Litvinoff (1974). Lessons From the Dancing Ground to the Studio: Implications of Pueblo Indian Dance for Modern Dance. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 32 (3):397-407.
Thomas F. DeFrantz (2005). African American Dance - Philosophy, Aesthetics, and 'Beauty'. Topoi 24 (1):93-102.
David Kirsh, Richard Caballero & Shannon Cuykendall (2012). When Doing the Wrong Thing is Right. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Cognitive Science Society.
Valerie Kuhlmeier & Paul Bloom (2002). You Can Dance If You Want To. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (5):630-631.
AeJu Lee (2008). 춤과 마음. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 1:317-321.
Added to index2011-01-07
Total downloads60 ( #24,821 of 1,099,048 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #27,186 of 1,099,048 )
How can I increase my downloads?