Research carried out in the field of neuroscience has shown which functions the brain uses to learn effectively and satisfactorily. Furthermore, it is possible to overcome the decay of intellectual faculties even in old age through lifelong learning. This is all due to neuroplasticity. To prevent brain aging, it is useful to carry out both cognitive and motor activities such as dancing. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to demonstrate that dance can induce neuroplasticity in both young and elderly subjects at the cerebellar, hippocampal and vestibular system levels by modifying their structure. The advances made in recent years by neuroscience show that learning is not reserved only for the younger generations and people with a fully efficient mind, but that it can be implemented in all ages of life with equal effectiveness. Therefore, learning helps to increase neuronal regeneration and avert the effects of aging. The challenge is to transform the old pedagogical models by rethinking education in a perspective of flexibility and personalization that reflects complexity.

DANCE AND NEUROSCIENCE: THE PHENOMENA OF NEUROPLASTICITY INVOLVED

Angela Lucariello;Domenico Tafuri
2022

Abstract

Research carried out in the field of neuroscience has shown which functions the brain uses to learn effectively and satisfactorily. Furthermore, it is possible to overcome the decay of intellectual faculties even in old age through lifelong learning. This is all due to neuroplasticity. To prevent brain aging, it is useful to carry out both cognitive and motor activities such as dancing. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to demonstrate that dance can induce neuroplasticity in both young and elderly subjects at the cerebellar, hippocampal and vestibular system levels by modifying their structure. The advances made in recent years by neuroscience show that learning is not reserved only for the younger generations and people with a fully efficient mind, but that it can be implemented in all ages of life with equal effectiveness. Therefore, learning helps to increase neuronal regeneration and avert the effects of aging. The challenge is to transform the old pedagogical models by rethinking education in a perspective of flexibility and personalization that reflects complexity.
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