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Guido Orgs

Centre for the Science of the Creative and Performing Arts, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London

I am a cognitive neuroscientist and dancer studying human movement, applying principles from dance and choreography to study how the brain works. I studied performing dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts and Psychology at the University of Düsseldorf, both in Germany. After completion of my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience on the neural correlates of sound meaning, I joined German Dance Company NEUER TANZ/VA WÖLFL as a full-time performer. Since 2009, I have lived and worked in London, first as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL before becoming a Lecturer in Psychology at Brunel University, London. I joined the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths in 2015. Currently, I am Principal Investigator of NEUROLIVE, a 5-year EU-funded research project studying live experiences in dance and the performing arts more generally. I am also Co-Director of the MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity at Goldsmiths, University of London.