A new study that compared the neurological effects of country dancing with those of walking and other activities suggests that there may be something unique about learning a social dance. The demands it places on the mind and body could make it unusually potent at slowing some of the changes inside our skulls that seem otherwise inevitable with aging.
"Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing May Be Best for the Brain" is from the April 03, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Gretchen Reynolds and narrated by Caroline Miller.