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Musings on movement and the mind.
E. Paul Zehr Ph.D.
For years after my car crash I carried on in my life just as before with a brain that wasn't just as before. This was a straight path to depression and dysfunction.
Maintaining a younger subjective age with our activities--like doing martial arts--may lead to a lifestyle of physical and mental activity that can lead to a healthier brain.
A post for "Batman Day 2018," where I reflect on when I decided to write about Batman and human potential.
We need to change our "intentionality bias" from one where we assume a deliberate malevolent action to one where maybe we can see that nothing was purposefully done against us.
Cultivating an awareness of what is happening all around you can lead to a more engaging--and oftentimes safer--journey through life.
Here's how to use neuroscience to spot the difference between faking and falling in sport—it's a call to arms.
Recent research shows mild traumatic brain injury increases the later risk of developing Parkinson Disease by 50 percent.
Each of us has a bit of Batman, an inkling of Iron Man, and a kernel of Captain America deep inside. After a car crash, I was forced to find the resilience of acceptance within.
Valuations about psychological and physiological cost are related to the will, motivation, and determination needed to take action.
When we fail, fall behind, or fall down, we are left with a choice: do we try again, catch up, and stand up, or do we remain where we are?
This is a quick read about life as a journey, not a destination. It's important to take the time needed to slow down and be mindful in motion.
Science and martial arts require vigilance to avoid confusing methodologies for research and training from the principles we seek to understand.
Whether it’s from being a lion at heart or Batman here and now, we need to spread the effects of inspiration far and wide.
Some things have changed in the last few decades, but many things have not.
Thoughts from a woman who started training at age 80: "when I started to train in karate, my grandchildren said 'Grandma--you are crazy!' but now they are so proud of me."
The martial arts concept of graduated response can also be used to give others latitude to alter behaviors before we apply severe reprimand or caustic criticism.
Efficient application of the maxim "eyes, feet, posture, power" goes far beyond physical technique, all the way to improving interpersonal interactions and life ambitions.
Mixed martial arts fighter Sarah Kaufman shares thoughts on life in the ring and the importance of role models like Wonder Woman.
We place too much emphasis on results when the only thing we can really control is the process. The journey is the key especially when the destination truly cannot be reached.
Sports are played basically everywhere--but they aren't played at crime scenes. Time to push back on instant replay and slow-motion dissection of every event.
This is a story about a woman you haven’t heard of who influenced a girl you probably don’t know but who did something with a singer you’ve certainly seen.
The world? Not flat. Smoking? Causes cancer. Heavy collisions in sport? Cause concussions. Major sports leagues need to stop assessing blame and invest in solutions.
Many of us will tune into the upcoming Super Bowl. Enjoy it for what it is but also respect what these players go through. And see if there isn't a bit of guilt there too.
An Olympic hockey champion and female trailblazer has retired. Hayley's interview in "Project Superhero" is excerpted here.
While you are out and about this holiday season please remember to take a few deep breaths in through the nose. It really will help you think more clearly and calmly.
How much concussion exposure does big screen Batman actually have?
Evidence shows that martial arts training--and activities like horseback riding--focused on physical and mental integration can be effective in improving communication in autism.
Ever thought you were too old for something? Aging doesn't mean we have to get old. Getting old comes with all sorts of baggage that isn't a requirement of aging.
A book excerpt from Project Superhero describing the experience of a first responder.
While we can aspire to Olympic ideals of decorum we often fail to adhere to their real life practice...a short coming not restricted to high performance athletes, of course.
E. Paul Zehr, Ph.D., is a professor of neuroscience and kinesiology at the University of Victoria and the author of "Becoming Batman" and "Inventing Iron Man."