Imperial college Study reveals ballet training changes brain structure

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A study by Imperial College neurologists, published online September 26 in the journal Cerebral Cortexlooks at how the dancers deal with dizziness.  And it has to do with their brains. The researchers conclude that trained ballerinas have smaller cerebellums in their brains than control subjects.  The more experienced the dancer, the smaller the cerebellum.

Ballet dancers Researchers conclude that ballet dancers develop dizziness resistance over years of practice and training. They're hopeful that the findings can help develop therapeutic regimens to help patients suffering from chronic dizziness.

Click 'Listen' to hear lead researcher, Dr. Barry Seemungal.

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