Tamara Rojo as Odile and Carlos Acosta as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, by Johan Persson, courtesy of Royal Opera House

In this week's mind-blowing news, a study published in Cerebral Cortex shows it's more than snappy spotting that keeps dancers spinning like tops without getting dizzy. It's also science. Dancers' brains, it seems, actually function differently than nondancers', making it easier for ballerinas to whip through 32 fouettés at a time.

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