By Bettina Bläsing, Martin Puttke, Thomas Schack

Dance has consistently been an immense point of all human cultures, and the examine of human flow and motion has turn into an issue of accelerating relevance. This booklet discusses the wide variety of interrelations among physique postures and physique routine as conceptualised in dance with notion, psychological processing and motion planning.

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Because they possess a spatiotemporal structure, these representations can be translated directly into movement. This makes additional motor, spatial-pictorial, or other representations (see, for the symbolic hypothesis, Heuer, 1985) unnecessary for movement control. Another basic assumption of the perceptual-cognitive model is that imaging a movement 32 Schack and performing it are based on the same representations (Jeannerod, 1995; Schack, 2004a). This would explain the impact of mental training by proposing that it internally activates and stabilizes the representation system.

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