Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Musings on movement and the mind.
E. Paul Zehr Ph.D.
Part 3: If everybody was Kung Fu fighting, there would be less actual fighting.
Part 2: Can punching and kicking like the Little Dragon drive activity-dependent plasticity in the nervous system? Martial arts training also benefits brain health.
Part 1: If “Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting,” could every body and brain be better off?
You and I can enhance our capabilities when we imagine Batman over our shoulders telling us “you can do it.” Or maybe “you will do it—or else.”
Martial arts engage multiple levels across different domains of health to provide background balance improvement. Just keep clear of the Cobra Kai.
The secret to superhuman success and achievement lies in belief, determination, and the willingness to push yourself beyond your falsely perceived limits.
Accessible concussion information that promotes good practices and efforts from all parties can break the vicious cycle of ignorance in combat sports.
The Star Wars universe inspired martial arts training to reshape and reinvent the life of Dr. Nicholas Harrison in ways that would have been difficult to implement otherwise.
Exercises that stimulate interlimb neural networks can benefit the whole body. After stroke, the stronger side can be used to give the weaker one a helping hand in rehabilitation.
You might choose to maintain that facial hair accumulated during quarantine, lockdown, or physical isolation as external protection against facial injury and concussion.
Do your best to be like Batman the martial artist and try to not get sucker punched by the coronavirus (or any infectious disease) by keeping your Dark Knight distance.
Give your optimized psychophysiology the best chance it has at doing its job to protect you by protecting your thoughts from viral thinking.
Acquiring strength, should we be willing to push very hard, moves much faster than, but relies on, our thoughts.
Leaning to accept yourself for who you are and being the person in front of you is an incremental process that can be inspired by many sources.
The comedy comes from the antics and injuries of the lead character, Clark Griswold. But what if some of the erratic behavior in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' is due to a concussion?
Without knowing it I had arrived at the right psychological and physiological state to be most receptive to my work.
Life isn't actually a race, so please show some awareness, courtesy to others, enjoy the experience and behave like an A.C.E.
Do your best to find your own bit of Batman within and put it to good use.
Martial arts can make the strong stronger but the real value is enhancing the functional ability of any and everyone who participates.
Resorting to angry criticism is the intellectual equivalent of relying on f-bombs because of an inability to effectively express ideas using real words.
It’s critical that a human could determine the differences we are using in video assessments because we have to be able to notice it for it to have meaning to us.
Focusing on the punch steaming towards you is a kind of training that can help develop flexible allocation of attention and benefit the other aspects of your life.
Forced fitness behaviors that keep our favorite characters from meeting unfortunate early ends could also be usefully channeled by us to increase our own healthy activity time.
It's never too late to start finding that bit of Batman deep inside and putting it to good use buffing your brain for now and for later.
"Each of our challenges is unique and we are uniquely qualified to live our lives our best.” Captain Marvel writer Kelly Sue DeConnick shares her thoughts on inspiration.
One of the bizarre yet fascinating outcomes of a brain injury with memory deficits is that it offers an opportunity to confirm reliability of thinking.
My philosophy is "It's a journey, not a destination," yet I keep discovering that a lot of things I do have become endpoints instead of experiences.
For the longest time I have been trying to hold onto the past as if I could bring a static representation into the present and on to the future. But life is about engaging in now.
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.
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."