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Publications

Selected Works: 

Chatfield, SJ & Meenan, M.  (In production).  Motor control and neuroscience in dance: Theoretical aspects and practical applications.  A podcast for the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Medical Website, directed by Erin Sanchez, Healthier Dance Programme Manager for Dance UK and web administrator for nureyev-medical.org.

Meenan M & Chatfield SJ.  (2013).  Dance in the 21st Century: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness and its Presence in Dance.  Abstracts of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 67-68.

Mockli, S. & Chatfield, SJ.  Prism: Choreography meets neuroscience.  A multi-media presentation/lecture demonstration for the May 3, 2013 National Dance Week UO Dance Department Research Forum.

Chatfield SJ.  A Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lesson for musicians.  Presented to the School of Music Student Forum on Feb 28, 2013. 

“Prism.”  A collaboration with Shannon Mockli, co-choreographer and performer.  Faculty Dance Concert 2013, Robinson Theater, University of Oregon.

Why & How is Research in Dance Important?  A podcast for the National Dance Education Organization’s Online Professional Development Institute.  See OPDI-105: Introduction to Dance Education Research at ndeo.org.  Posted November 2012. 

Chatfield, SJ.  (2012).  Dance Neuroscience Research and its Application in Practice.  Abstracts of the 22st Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 60-61.

Chatfield, SJ.  Entrainment in Dance:  Dancing into the Mystic.  Presented at the March 16, 2012 Dance Department Research Colloquium.

Chatfield, SJ & Cherry, CB.  (2011).  Rhythmic entrainment of movement and music as an intervention to enrich the quality of functional motor performance.  Abstracts of the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 76-77.

“Mens Agitat Molem.”  A collaboration with 8 undergraduate and 3 graduate students for their UO School of Music and Dance graduation ceremony in Beall Hall, June 13, 2011.

Chatfield, SJ.  (April 2011).  Using ‘variability training’ to optimize whole body neuromotor coordination patterns.  Presented at the Spring 2011 Dance Department Research Colloquium.

“Dream of the Blue Dolphin.”  A collaboration with Liz Foster, BS student majoring in Dance and Human Physiology, for The UO Faculty Dance Concert 2011 in Dougherty Dance Theatre, Eugene, OR.

Chatfield, SJ.  A neuro-cognitive test of dance skills.  A poster presentation of original data at the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science in Birmingham England, Oct 28-31, 2010. Winner of the “Contribution to Dance Medicine and Science” award in the Annual IADMS Poster Competition.

Chatfield, SJ.  (2009).  A method of teaching dance technique that encourages automatic neuromuscular reorganization instead of conscious muscular control.  Abstracts of the 19th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 59-61.

Chatfield, SJ, Eddy, M, & Batson, G.  (2009).  Integration of somatic methodologies and practices into the traditional dance technique class.  Abstracts of the 19th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 33-34.