Dr Corinne Jola
- External Collaborator (School of Psychology & Neuroscience)
Studied Cognitive Neuroscience and Dance. She received an MA from University of Zurich in Psychology , Cognitive Science and Media Science (2001), a dance lecturer diploma at IWANSON in Germany (2002), a postgraduate Diploma in Dance Culture from the University of Bern (2004), and an MA in Choreography at Laban Trinity College London (2008). She completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience entitled "Body Representation and Motor Imagery: Effects of Adaptability". Her research was supported by several funding bodies, such as for example a personal research fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation to study at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL London. Interested in the representation, generation, and perception of human bodies and complex human movement patterns, in particular in relation to the performing arts. Current research emphasises brain imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnet stimulation (TMS) to study how aesthetic movements are perceived by audience members (see www.watchingdance.org). Research applications include the development of multidisciplinary research methods and choreographic practices.