09/10/2017
What do we talk about when we talk about tango brain
Agustin nota la segunda

María Areces receives in the study the cardiologist, doctor of the naval hospital, Luis Canales, who is also a tango dancer and writer of poetry.

In addition to Rodoflo Gallo Castillo sociologist, poet lover of the tango and journalist.

To introduce Maria, she speaks with Agustín Ibáñez, an independent researcher at the Council at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology in Buenos Aires (INECO).

Ibanez responds to this question by explaining that tango has peculiar characteristics since, for example, it requires tuning and coordination in space-time in close proximity to another body.

In addition, it includes rhythmic variations, fluctuations in the speed and incorporates the improvisation, action that forces the dancers to be able to anticipate the kinematics of the other body.

“This makes it possible for a person to interpret world events in the best way possible and to build expectations about what is most likely to happen in a given situation,” says the researcher.

In this sense, this brain power is comparable to the anticipations people make when they say they use ‘common sense’.

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