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A study comparing motor imagery and athletic expertise found that young dancers (9- to 12-year-olds with less than two years of ballet) performed significantly better on biomechanical constraints tasks (i.e., "If your right palm is put on your right knee, your thumb is on the left side of your knee.") than their non-athletic counterparts.

From: "Motor Imagery and Athletic Expertise: Exploring the Role of Imagery In Kinesthetic Intelligence," Anna Margaret Skotko, Unpublished Bachelor's Honors Thesis, March 23, 2000, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Available here: The Arts Education Partnership - Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development

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