The psychology of dance: throw some shapes to put a smile on your face

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OLS 17-18: The psychology of dance

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Dr Peter Lovatt (AKA Dr Dance) will talk about the relationship between movement, health, hormones and thinking.


The simple act of dancing can change us in fundamental ways. It can make us more creative, improve our mood, and even alter some of the negative symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. So why would some people rather have their fingernails pulled out than dance?


Peter will explore the surprising and fascinating psychology of dance and dancing – so get your dancing shoes on and be happy!


This talk is part of Oxford Brookes’ Feel Good Festival.