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course code: WS623

evolution in the alexander technique: thinking and brain functioning

maria alba furriol, presenting at the Alexander Technique Congress 2015

with maria alba furriol
friday aug 14, 14:00 - 16:00
venue: HSG-022, Health Science Building (ground level)

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How do we teach better brain functioning through the Alexander Technique? What is an optimal way of teaching our students to improve their thinking within the context of psychophysical unity?

How do we extend this approach to educational and medical circles to develop cognitive potential and prevent dysfunction in children and adults?

To paraphrase one famous neurologist: we perceive what we sense. This first sensation gives rise to thinking. Habitually unconscious, thinking arises with electrical activation in the skin and evolves into the conscious will to do.

Links exist between the many neuron cell pools in the brain. Excitation is transmitted through this net of links, creating movement. This moving synaptic net creates the materia of the brain, or thinking.

In the Alexander Technique, we achieve conscious, constructive thinking through expanded perception. In this workshop, we will explore my approach to understanding the connection between thinking and brain functioning.

Come to explore your best thinking!

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