Thursday, April 10, 2008

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A couple weeks ago I completed the first weekend in Z-health R-Phase. Very cool stuff, lots of great information.

I've been wrapped up in the world of neurophysiology lately... it's a black hole.

So... on that topic,

Mirror Neurons:

Cells That Read Minds

More on mirror neurons here. The 14 minute clip is pretty cool.

This is a relatively new concept in neuroscience. Basically mirror neurons are pre-motor neurons which fire when a person does something, like shoot a free throw, for example and when a person watches someone do the exact same thing.

If you personally know how to do a skill, then basically by watching someone perform that same skill, the same synaptic activity (brain cell communication) happens as if you were performing the skill yourself. I call it free practice... sort of. You just better be sure that whoever you are watching is damn good at whatever it is they are doing.

AS

3 comments:

Steve Reishus said...

This is really cool. Good stuff, man!

Aaron Schwenzfeier said...

Thanks Steve, hope all is well.

Mike T Nelson said...

Awesome that you could make the R Phase! Great to have you there.
Mirror neurons are soooo cool. Yep, be careful who you watch! This is my justification for buying more kiteboarding videos :)