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NMMNHS Hosts ‘This Is Your Brain’ Dance April 19

on April 2, 2019 - 9:34am
Dinosaur at Dusk outside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Courtesy/NMDCA


ALBUQUERQUE ― Want a great way to rejuvenate after a long work week? Unwind, relax, hit the dance floor, and learn about what dancing does to your brain at the “This is your Brain on Dance” happening 6-10:30 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

“In addition to just being a fun-filled way to start your weekend, this dance offers a little more,” Museum Executive Director Margie Marino said. “This is your Brain on Dance event supports our traveling exhibition Brain: The Inside Story which runs through June 23. You can learn about the positive effects dance has on your brain.”

According to an October 2013 article in Psychology Today by Christopher Bergland:

“Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some type of dance at least once a week anyone can maximize his or her brain function.”

This is a 21+ event (bring your ID). Tickets are $15 at the door ($10 for museum members and dance club members). There will be a cash bar, a DJ, a dance demonstration, TED Talks in the planetarium, a food truck and a farewell celebration for T-Rex, Stan.