611. The Dance Dr – With Peter Lovatt

   Former professional dancer turned dance psychologist Peter, has spent the past two decades studying why we dance and what it does for us. We talk learning, language, what dance is, where it starts, why people don’t dance, innate dance, attractive dance, social functions of dance, Parkinson’s, and what a more dancephillic world would be like. 

   A fun and sciencey one. 

   Find out more about Dr.Peter Lovatt here: https://www.peterlovatt.com/ 


   Dr Peter Lovatt is a Psychologist with a special interest in movement, dance and well-being. Peter spent twenty years working in university research labs, where he studied the impact of movement on human thinking and behaviour, and on the symptoms of the neurodegenerative condition known as Parkinson’s disease. Peter’s expertise is in experimental cognitive psychology and his work on memory, thinking, mood, language learning, problem solving, dance and Parkinson’s disease has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is the author of two books – The Dance Cure: The surprising secret to being smarter, stronger, happier and Dance Psychology: the science of dance and dancers.


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