Backwards and forwards in space and time: Investigating memory for dance…Is our body capable to store memories?
”When a great choreographer dies, does their work die with them?” wrote Mackrell (2009) after the losses of Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham….
In 1993, a psychologist Susan E. Smith, in a paper relating to the idea of “Survivor Psychology”, stated that:”body memories are thought to literally be emotional, kinesthetic, or chemical recordings stored at the cellular level and retrievable by returning to or recreating the chemical, emotional, or kinesthetic conditions under which the memory recordings are filed. She wrote in the abstract of the paper that “one of the most commonly used theories to support the ideology of repressed memories or incest and sexual abuse amnesia is body memories.
Is it true then that memories can be stored outside the brain?