Dance — as a ritual, therapy, and leisure activity — has been known for thousands of years. Surprisingly, the effects of dance training on the healthy young brain are not well understood despite the necessity of such information for planning successful clinical interventions. Therefore, this study examined actively performing, expert-level trained college students as a model of long-term exposure to dance training.
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Background: Theoretical and empirical studies indicate that dance can strengthen the participants' self. The aim of the systematic review is to give an overview of studies investigating the effects of dance interventions on aspects of the self e. Methods: We searched online databases for English and German journal articles with the following main inclusion criteria: i Intervention study qualitative and quantitative approaches ii Investigation of aspects of the self iii Dance as intervention content. Two reviewers independently screened studies for eligibility using the PRISMA guidelines and assessed the methodological quality of the included studies.
If you've ever watched Dirty Dancing or spent any amount of time at a middle school semi-formal, you know there's no denying the palpable links between dancing and sex. Both acts tap into our primal urges, and both can be performed to perfection coupled up, in a group, or solo. Dancing, like sex, doesn't require music, but it's often the spark to set the fire for a good session.
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Several theories about the origins of music have emphasized its biological and social functions, including in courtship. Music may act as a courtship display due to its capacity to vary in complexity and emotional content. However, the precise mechanisms by which music may influence sexual attraction are unknown, specifically how music may interact with visual attractiveness cues and affect perception and behaviour in both genders.
It wasn't because I wasn't proud of my skill set. I've come to learn that there's something about having a dance background that's immediately correlated with sex. Dance routines outside of a competition setting are rarely solo outings.
Dance is practiced in many forms and for many reasons, including social, educative, political and therapeutic reasons. This article will consider the philosophy of dance as a Western theater or concert art, by which I mean the sort of art that is practiced in a performance space and that is offered for some sort of audience or spectator appreciation. Of course, seeking to answer traditional questions important to philosophical aesthetics is just one of many ways to approach dance in order to better understand what it is and why it matters to us.
Evolutionary Psychological Science. Whether this extends to personality assessment is yet unclear. Dance movements were applied to a uniform, shape-standardized virtual humanoid character avatar and presented to women as s videos for attractiveness and personality ratings. Findings are discussed with reference to previous research and the social significance of dance movement cues and impression formation.