How Improvisational Movement and Dance Affect the Brain: A Q&A With Wake Forest Researchers Christina Hugenschmidt, PhD, and Christina Soriano New research shows great potential for improvisational movement to help older adults and individuals with perceived memory loss and neurodegeneration; benefits include improved balance, improved balance confidence, and improved mood. […] Read More How Video Games Can Be a Healthy Escape During Lockdown In the middle of lockdown, I was on an island fishing with my girlfriend. After selling our catch at the local store, we took an impromptu date to the museum […] Read More Why Arts Education Matters in the Age of COVID-19 When class resumed the day after Labor Day for Jazz Dance Level I at Towson University’s Community Dance Center, no children filled the room, stretching in front of the floor-to-ceiling […] Read More Why Is Everyone Baking and Gardening Under Lockdown? It’s not just out of boredom. In the midst of the pandemic, many have found themselves gravitating to their kitchens, gardens or knitting needles. In fact, so many people have […] Read More Feeling Frazzled Working from Home? These Design Tweaks Can Help Your Brain Remember when working from home was a big perk? In search of a more balanced life, the number of people working from home has been steadily rising for decades. Some […] Read More How Music Can Help People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia In 2014, the documentary “Alive Inside” popularized the notion that music can be used in some patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or dementia to elicit responsiveness and memories. In a […] Read More How Time in Nature Boosts Learning in the Classroom Even a little nature could go a long way to help students. Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on August 22, 2019. As summer fades, you can almost hear the collective sigh of children marching back into the confines of the […] Read More Sketchy Medicine Most people are familiar with the idea of learning styles – a theory that commonly breaks down knowledge acquisition into Visual, Auditory, Read/Write and Kinesthetic strengths (VARK) and combines them […] Read More A Great Day for Cognitive Science and Aesthetics Steven Gross is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Department of Philosophy. He has been a regular participant of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) and […] Read More Q&A: Between Sound and Story Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis is Professor and Director of the Music Cognition Lab at the University of Arkansas. Her research approaches music from the perspective of cognitive science. She is interested […] Read More Join the neuroaesthetics conversation. Subscribe here.