Latinos aged 55 and older who participated in Latin dance classes for eight months showed significant improvement in working memory over their peers who did not partake in Latin dance.
While machine learning technology is not too accurate at distinguishing between dance styles, when it comes to recognizing the personal style of dancers, it is 97% effective at determining who is who.
Regardless of musical training, a person's brain synchronizes with the rhythm of music, but musicians' brain responses are much stronger and more resistant to distraction.
Participating in musical and dance activities improve the quality of life for older adults with dementia after just six sessions.
Researchers investigate the best way in which dancers learn their routines.