Editorial: Effects of performing arts training on the brain, (socio)cognitive and motor functions across the lifespan

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2023-12-06

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Frontiers Media

Abstract

Performing arts are a cultural expression that is ubiquitous around the world and consists of arts that are performed for an audience, such as music, dance, and drama. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in understanding how this expressive, and in essence social activity, impacts brain development and plasticity. This topic aimed to collect evidence on how the brain and (socio)cognitive and motor functions are influenced by performing arts training along the lifespan, deepening the current knowledge on this subject and helping to unravel the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie these changes. The five articles presented in this Research Topic explore research on an acting intervention, cover matters related to dance training, identify variables related to music sophistication, and focus on performing arts and musical training.

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performing arts, brain, (socio)cognitive functions, motor functions, lifespan

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Kausel L, Basso JC, Grinspun N and Alain C (2023) Editorial: Effects of performing arts training on the brain, (socio)cognitive and motor functions across the lifespan. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 17:1342325. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2023.1342325