The Feldenkrais Journal 2016
Many students look forward to finding the yearly Feldenkrais Journal in my waiting area. This year, there is a treat for you: It is available online -- in two formats!
You have two options for reading the Journal online! Check it out using the online publisher ISSUU or download
the pdf. Either option includes the entire print version of our 29th issue, "Aesthetic Experience," as well as bonus features!
This issue contains articles by Sheryl Field, Franz Wurm, Ilona Fried, and more! Prepare to have your understanding of the Feldenkrais Method expanded.
Without your balance, life feels downside-up
A recent article in the Washington Post intrigued me. The byline was, "Ever wondered about how we stay on our feet?"
they write, '"Most people would say you have five senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. Recently, scientists have expanded their view of what makes up a sense. For example, some would argue that hunger is a sense and that the abilities to feel pain and pressure are senses.
Without your sense of balance, you couldn’t stand or walk without falling on your face. Balance is the result of the brain processing information that comes from three systems: your eyes, your inner ear and something called proprioception."
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Stress & Learning
“Previous research has already shown that stress can prevent the retrieval of memories. But now we have discovered that it also has a major effect on our perception and perceptual learning,” explains Dr Hubert Dinse. A recent study demonstrates how stress disrupts memory and interrupts learning. Medications used in the treatment of immunological and neurological diseases may counteract rehabilitation efforts, which rely on just these mechanisms of memory and learning.