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We have concluded the third international conference “Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition,” this time at the University of Tel-Aviv in Israel and previously at Oxford University and Harvard Medical School, next year at La Sorbonne in Paris. So what’s the big deal?
In times of shrinking financial resources, educators, government policy makers and employers must make difficult choices. In the school system, do dance, theater, recess, and physical education belong in the curriculum? Are they frills or fundamentals? What does brain research tell us about the relationship between body and cognitive function? If movement and learning are connected, we should expect evidence to support the idea. In fact, there is plenty of evidence.