Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy

Research Outputs

Edited books / special issues

Reynolds D., Reason M. (2012). Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices. UK/US: Intellect/University of Chicago Press.

Journal special issues

Reynolds D. (2010). Evaluating Dance: Discursive Parameters. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 46 (4).

Reynolds D, Jola C, Pollick F. (2011). Special Online Issue of Dance Research. Dance and Neuroscience – New Partnerships. Dance Research, 29 (2).

Reason, M, Reynolds, D. (2010). Screen Dance Audiences. Special Issue of Participations: International Journal of Audience Research, 7 (2), 'Screen Dance Audiences'.

Refereed journal papers

Ehrenberg S, Wood K. (2012). Kinesthetic Empathy: Concepts and Contexts, University of Manchester, England, April 22–23, 2010. Dance Research Journal, 43 (02), pp. 113-118.

Grosbras, M.-H., Tan, H., and Pollick, F.E. (2013) Dance and emotion in posterior parietal cortex: a low-frequency rTMS study. Brain Stimulation, 5(2), pp. 130-136.

Grosbras MH, Tan H, Pollick F. (2012). Dance and emotion in posterior parietal cortex: a low-frequency rTMS study. Brain stimulation, 5 (2), pp. 130-6.

Herbec, A., Kauppi, J-P., Jola, C., Tohka, J., Pollick, F. E. (2015). Differences in fMRI intersubject correlation while viewing unedited and edited videos of dance performance. Cortex, 71, 341–348.

Jang, S.H. & Pollick, F. E. (2011). Experience Influences Brain Mechanisms of Watching Dance. Special Online Issue of Dance Research. Dance and Neuroscience – New Partnerships. Dance Research, 29 (2), 352-377.

Jola, C., Pollick, F.E., & Calvo-Merino, B. (2014) “Some like it hot”: spectators who score high on the personality trait openness enjoy the excitement of hearing dancers breathing without music. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:718.

Jola C, Grosbras MH. (2013). In the here and now: enhanced motor corticospinal excitability in novices when watching live compared to video recorded dance. Cognitive Neuroscience, 4 (2), pp. 90-8.

Jola, C., McAleer, Ph., Grosbras, M.-H., Love, S.A., Morison, G., Pollick, F.E. (2013). Uni- and multisensory brain areas are synchronised across spectators when watching unedited dance. i-Perception, 4, 265–284.

Jola C, Abedian-Amiri A, Kuppuswamy A, Pollick FE, Grosbras MH. (2012). Motor simulation without motor expertise: enhanced corticospinal excitability in visually experienced dance spectators. PloS one, 7 (3).

Jola C, Ehrenberg S, Reynolds D. (2011). The experience of watching dance: phenomenological–neuroscience duets. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 11 (1), pp. 17-37.

Jola, C., Grosbras, M.-H., Pollick, F. E. (2011). Arousal decrease in 'Sleeping Beauty': audiences' neurophysiological correlates to watching a narrative dance performance of 2.5 hrs. Special Online Issue of Dance Research. Dance and Neuroscience – New Partnerships. Dance Research, 29 (2), 378–403.

Noble, K., Glowinski, D., Murphy, H., Jola, C., McAleer, P., Darshane, N., Penfield K., Camurri, A., Pollick, F. E. (2014). Event segmentation and biological motion perception in watching dance. Art & Perception, 2(1-2), 59-74.

Reason M, Jola C, Kay R, Reynolds D, Kauppi J, Grosbras M, Tohka J... Pollick F. (2016). Spectators' aesthetic experience of sound and movement in dance performance: A transdisciplinary investigation. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10 (1), 42-55.

Reason, M, (2012). Writing the Embodied Experience: Ekphrastic and Creative Writing as Audience Research. Critical Stages.

Reason, M, Reynolds, D. (2010). Kinesthesia, Empathy, and Related Pleasures: An Inquiry into Audience Experiences of Watching Dance. Dance Research Journal, 42 (2), 49-75.

Reason M, (2010). Watching Dance, Drawing the Experience and Visual Knowledge. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 46 (4), 391-414.

Reason, M. (2010). Thinking about Audiences: a dance film-maker's perspective. An interview with Alex Reuben. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies Vol.7 (2).

Reynolds, D. (2010). '”Glitz and Glamour” or Atomic Rearrangement: What do Dance Audiences Want? Dance Research, 28, (1), 19-35.

Wood, K (2010). An investigation into audiences' televisual experience of Strictly Come Dancing. Participations: International Journal of Audience Research, 7 (2).

Book chapters

Grosbras,M.-H, Reason, M, Tan, H., Kay, R. and and Pollick, F.E. (2017). 'Subjective and Neurophysiological Perspective on Emotion Perception in Dance', in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing. Eds. Karkou, Oliver & Lycouris.

Jola, C, Reason, M (2016). 'Audiences' Experience of Proximity and Co-Presence in Live Dance Performance', in Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience. Ed. G. Sofia. Methuen.

Reason, M, Reynolds, D, Grosbras, M.-H. and Pollick, F (2013).'Researching Dance Across Disciplinary Paradigms: A Reflective Discussion of the Watching Dance Project', in Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being. Ed. N. Shaughnessy. Methuen, 39-56.

Reason, M. and Nash, C. (2012) 'A Moment in Time: Kinesthetic empathy and photography' in Kinesthetic Empathy: Creative and Cultural Contexts. Ed. Dee Reynolds and Matthew Reason. UK/US: Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 239-256.

Reason, M (2011). 'Still Moving: The Revelation or Representation of Dance in Still Photography', in Imaging dance. Visual Representations of Dancers and Dancing, Ed. Barbara Sparti and Judy Van Zile. Georg Olms Verlag: Hildesheim, Germany.

Reynolds, D (2012). Kinesthetic Empathy and the Dance's Body: From Emotion to Affect. Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices. Ed Dee Reynolds and Matthew Reason. UK/US: Intellect/University of Chicago Press.

Reynolds, D. (2008). 'Kinesthetic Rhythms', in Rhythms: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Culture. Ed. Elizabeth Lindley and Laura McMahon. Bern. Peter Lang.

Other

Reason, M. Mind maps, presentational knowledge and the dissemination of qualitative research, a working paper for Realities, part of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, November 2010.

'Where in your body' is an on-line audience response application that uses a single, playfully evocative question to invite spectators to think about their experience of dance: