Peter was rubbish at school. With severe reading difficulties he failed again and again. In his early twenties he decided to confront his reading demons and learn to succeed. This is Peter's story of how he faced up to being a school boy failure and the journey he took to become an academic scientist at one of the world's best universities.
We get stuck in set
patterns of thinking. Peter explains how you can break away from these
repetitive patterns and release your creative potential.
Specialist Talk 1: Mood changes and movement
What is the relationship between movement and mood? Why does moving our body in certain ways make us less depressed and how do people "read" our mood from the way we move?
Specialist Talk 2: Parkinson's disease and recreational dance
There is a growing literature on the relationship between the neurodegenerative condition of Parkinson's disease and recreational dance, suggesting that when people with Parkinson's engage in recreational dance some of their negative symptoms are significantly reduced.
Specialist Talk 3: Dance training and Self-esteem
Studies suggest a link between dance training and self-esteem. In some cases dancing can improve a person's self-esteem and yet in others it has been shown to be related to low levels of self-esteem.
Specialist Talk 4: The Psychology of Watching Dance
What do we "see" when we watch people dance? Why do we enjoy watching dance more when we are standing up? And why should learning a few basic dance moves improve our appreciation of dance?