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Anni Leino, 3.4.2019

What happens in the brains of the audience while watching a dance performance? Finnish neuroscience research continues in Canada

Finnish neuroscientist and dancer Hanna Poikonen’s dissertation “Dance on Cortex – ERPs and Phase Synchrony in Dancers and Musicians during a Contemporary Dance Piece” (University of Helsinki) was published in the spring of 2018. In March 2019, Poikonen’s postdoctoral research focuses on the effects of watching dance on the brain. Poikonen’s research is internationally pioneering – watching dance has not been studied much from the point of view of neuroscience.

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