The Neuroscience of Singing

woman singingSinging Together Brings Heartbeats Into Harmony

The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified.

The science is in. Singing is really, really good for you and the most recent research suggests that group singing is the most exhilarating and transformative of all.

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Writing The Prescription For Ballroom Dance

ballroom prescriptionIf you are a professional or amateur ballroom dancer or simply just a lover of ballroom dance, then you know how good dance is for your brain and body. You may have even experienced its benefits yourself! It’s obvious from watching TV shows like Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance that ballroom dance keeps you physically in shape while challenging you mentally, lifting your mood emotionally and promoting a social connection with your partner. In fact, scientific studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine as well as by Harvard, Columbia and other major medical schools all agree that ballroom dancing is specifically linked to the prevention of Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and one of the best treatments for people struggling with neurological degenerative disorders.

With ballroom dance being proven as an effective way to prevent and treat dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many other neurological diseases, why is it not the #1 prescribed activity among those afflicted?

Access, education and resources.

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