Psychology & Psychiatry

Limit screen use in children under six, says psychologist

"Children who are in regular contact with mobile phone screens, tablets or computers are more irritable and have worse attention, memory and concentration than those who do not use them," a psychologist has warned.


Want to fire up the dance floor? Play low-frequency bass

To find out how different aspects of music influence the body, researchers turned a live electronic music concert into a lab study. By introducing levels of bass over speakers that were too low to hear and monitoring the ...


Inverted dancers have more acute visuomotor perception

Previous studies have determined that astronauts can judge inverted movements better than people on Earth due to the astronauts' unique visuomotor experience with inverted movements in space.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ballroom dance training promotes empathy

Ballroom dance is a form of art and sport that helps improve sensorimotor skills, cognitive levels and emotional communication. To achieve high-level performance, dancers need to collaborate, imitate, and actively interact ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dance opens up new opportunities for treating depression

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland are currently studying the role of dance in the treatment of mild-to moderate depression. This August witnessed the release of an avatar-based dance choreography, illustrating ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Wearable sensor finds dancers are dancing through pain

A new Curtin University-developed wearable sensor system has tracked the movement of dancers, providing valuable insights into how they adapt to dance through disabling pain.


Are some brains wired for dance?

Whatever our age, dancing can have a hugely beneficial effect on our physical and mental wellbeing. It can help us to maintain or build muscle tone, flexibility and stamina, while also releasing endorphins which can ease ...

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