Ever wonder at a beautiful between the legs return in tennis, or an incredible behind the back pass in ice hockey? The sense of touch can help do that even when the athlete can't see where the racket or the stick is—they just know.
Batman exists in a grim reality and a big part of that reality is the physical toll on the human playing the part of superhero. That toll is inflicted repeatedly by the bad guys he faces and none has been front and center for the repeated toll like the Joker. Why is the Joker so hard to beat?
Our species has some special features but people are animals too. In the motor system, we monitor and superimpose on top of many base-level responses our intentions and wishes. By extension, when we are dealing with an issue or a problem, perhaps the best course of action is to not try and directly force a solution and instead allow the best course of action to emerge.
There’s an inevitable decline in ability across the lifespan, or so we’ve been told. This idea that we have to deteriorate as we age has had widespread and pervasive traction in our society. But is it true?
Sometimes you have to see something familiar from a different perspective to realize just how much you don’t know about it. That’s the kind of experience I had last year. An experience that revealed to me just how much I don’t know about what the world looks like through the eyes of girls and women.
I wore a hockey jersey to my University of Victoria office on Wednesday December 3, 2014. It was my treasured Jean Béliveau jersey. I wore it to honor the life of a great and dignified Canadian, ice hockey player, and statesman who was an inspiration to me personally.
Effective brainstorming is initially a solo activity that requires reflection, contemplation and the comfort to take risks. It’s not really compatible with group activities and also completely incompatible with modern “crowd sourcing” ideas around intellectual pursuits. Insight isn’t a commodity.
We’ve now seen the iconic character Thor re-envisioned as a woman. But when will the great and talented female comic book writers and artists take center stage shepherding iconic male characters like Spider-Man and Batman?
Bruce Lee and Batman are both such timeless and enduring icons because they both serve as examples of achievement against the odds. These two icons also work well when considered together because the real life Bruce Lee stands as testament to those small parts of the Batman mythology that are grounded in reality.
Jackie Robinson day is here again in Major League Baseball. He caused a paradigm shift in baseball and because of his efforts many athletes have had access to amazing careers.Unfortunately, although that paradigm was officially broken on April 15, 1947, aspects of that bigotry continue to linger to present day.
There are many benefits of being active and these are amplified as we age. It’s always difficult to parse out how much of the benefits of activity are from “fitness” changes and how much from “motor learning”. The bottom line is keep calm and dance on.