The Neuroscience Of Dance Improv

Neuroscientists are studying improvisation in dance. Is there some similarity with how birds move in flocks? “There’s no lead bird who dictates, ‘Now we’ll be in this V.’ They’re forming patterns by sensing where they all are in space, by wind currents, all the different variables. They’re self-organizing themselves into a pattern. That’s what the dancers are experiencing, they’re forming their own patterns from within.”