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Need Smarts? Just Dance. Dancing Boosts Brain Cells and Their Connections for Lifelong Learning


by Judith L. Hanna ó October 30, 2015

Recent research in the brain sciences integrated with knowledge in education, the arts, humanities, and social sciences reveals this: dance is nonverbal language with similar places and education processes in the brain as verbal language, thus a powerful means of expression and communication. Dance is physical exercise that sparks new brain cells (neurogenesis) and neural plasticity/connections, the brainís amazing ability to change throughout life and provide a network for learning any subject. Moreover, dance is a means to help us cope with stress that can motivate or interfere with learning.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 30, 2015
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18234, Date Accessed: 12/10/2017 7:09:03 PM

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