Download the full “Anatomy of Directing” series, originally posted in the spring of 2016. The published booklet includes chapters, images and exercises.Read More
Posts Categorized as 'Neurodynamics'
Our recent post on ideomotor action has inspired a few questions on the emotional aspects of use, and the ways in which ideomotor action affects the psychophysical system as a functional whole. In particular, we were asked whether emotions have an effect on our physical responses as conveyed through ideomotor acts, and if there are broader repercussions than were described previously…Read More
Last week, we talked about ideomotor action, where the term came from, and its relationship to habit. Neuroscience has proven that this link between thought and action does exist, and that it’s the reason why we don’t have to think through the minutia of physical activity. The idea to “throw the ball” is linked with a series of motor acts that include how your fingers wrap around the ball, the twist of your arm, when you let go, how much force you use, etc, so that you need only to decide where to aim and how far to throw. But many of those coordinated acts were learned and embedded with habits that are unique to the individual and which are now inextricably linked to the original idea.Read More
In our last post, we talked a bit about inhibition, which we defined as refusing to consent to the idea of doing something. In this post, we’ll talk about ideomotor action and look at the deep connection between mind and body as it relates to inhibition…Read More
Inhibition is central to the problem of coordinating the system in action because it is the means by which we stop the harmful habits of use which we all have…Read More