“The Science of Dance

In the conference, there will be a specific section dedicated to The Science of Dance, which will be composed of two types of presentations:

  • Research Lectures – themes include: Brain imaging and dance; Physiology and kinesiology of dance; Dance and cognition; Dance and nutrition, Dance and motor skills, Dance education; Imagery for dance practice.
  • Demonstrative Lectures – whereby choreographers and dancers presents how they use body knowledge and cognitive understanding as tools for choreography and for refining dance techniques


We invite you to submit 1-page (250 words) abstract for the “The Science of Dance” section. Please denote your technical needs (such as studio).

Abstracts should be sent to the scientific committee email  [email protected]ac.uk  no later than 15 November, 2016.

You are also welcome to submit a full paper for publication, by December 30th 2016. The conference abstracts as well as selected principal papers will be published in the journal Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics published by Nova Scientific publishers.

We welcome your participation in this event that addresses the relationship between movement and cognition and we welcome your enquiries and suggestions.

The meeting is sponsored, in part, by the Harvard University School of Medicine’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the M.I.N.D. Institute at M.I.T., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Wingate Institute for Sports and Exercise Science, the National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nazareth, Israel, the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, the University of the Medical Sciences Facultad ‘Manuel Fajardo’ Havana, the School of Public Health of the University of Havana, and Bielefeld University in Germany, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

On behalf of the scientific board of the Movement 2017: Brain, Body and Cognition conference,


Dr. Vered Aviv, chairperson of the Science of Dance section

Prof. Dr. Gerry Leisman, head of the conference scientific board