Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Science of Tango

You wouldn't think that tango & science go together, would you? But look what I found in the latest Scientific American (Jul 2008) - an article about the neuroscience of dance that discusses a research study that was conducted using - wait for it - amateur tango dancers! I love how the lady in the PET scanner put on her fishnet stockings to get in the mood ...

A separate study found that tango dancing (in the form of a series of 20 tango classes) significantly improved mobility in patients with Parkinson's disease.

You can read the article (sans pictures) here.
Have a glorious week, darlings!

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