Full course description
This international interdisciplinary workshop focuses on the theme of Creative Movements and the Brain. The workshop recruits for the first time an exceptionally wide range of scientists, engineers, and clinicians to exchange ideas with, and to integrate knowledge and experience among creative movement professionals and other performing artists. The workshop's primary goals are to encourage all participants to reach beyond the confines of their expertise to explore the science of learning to move, how the creative process is manifested in the brain, and how it can be harnessed to enhance health and the quality of life.
Themes: biological and social evolution of creative movement and music; learning and memory of complex motor sequences; transformation of movement and performance to artistic expression; action and performance to perception; therapeutic and the life-enhancing value of creative movement .
Session 1: Anthropological & evolutionary biology of creative movement
Session 2: Cognitive neuroscience of creative movement
Session 3: AI, robotics, technology and creative movement
Session 4: Embodied cognition and learning of creative movement
Session 5: Creative movement for health
Session 6: The shared experience of creative movement: improvisation, synchronicity
Session 7: Educational Outreach and Performances at Wolf Trap
Schedule details and other information are on https://yourbrainanddance.egr.uh.edu
If you are a student (undergraduate or high school), write to us first at Pamela White (firstname.lastname@example.org), so we can send you a student discount code BEFORE you register. Write to us also for a virtual attendance discount code to access a live stream or a recording afterwards BEFORE you register
NSF Sponsored with contributions from National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab at Rice University, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, The Brain and Behavior Institute and the Arts-for-All initiative at the University of Maryland, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, and the NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center,