Teachers College, Columbia University hosted this intimate book talk with Dr. Dimon at their Gottesman Libraries on March 23rd, 2016. In this 50 minute video, Dr. Dimon reads and discusses a short excerpt from his book and then answers questions from a moderator and from the audience. He tells us the story of how he first became fascinated by the subject of psychophysical education, explains why we face a crisis of ownership and responsibility, and shares his hopes for the classroom of tomorrow.Read More
Posts tagged as 'neurodynamics'
Now that we’ve identified some the key anatomical landmarks and their role in directing, let’s look at the directions for the head: forward and up. These directions are key to establishing the correct working of the primary control, and often cause particular difficulty for students because of their nuance. In a general way, we know that “forward and up” of the head means that we don’t want to pull the head back and down. But why do we use these words, and what exactly do we mean by them…Read More
The most important cervical vertebra is the very first one, called the “atlas” because, it supports the globe of the head as the Greek titan Atlas supported the Earth on his shoulders. 1d-Atlanto-occipitalThe atlas vertebrae forms a joint with the base of the skull called the atlanto-occipital (or AO) joint, where two bumps on the base of the skull sit nicely in two concave depressions on the atlas. We nod our heads by articulating at this point…Read More
Most of us are aware of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar curves of the spine (the articulated vertebrae that make up the bendable parts of the spine), but we sometimes forget that, where it attaches to the pelvis at its bottom end, the spine forms a fourth curve. What this means is that the spine and back do not end at the lumbar or waist region but include the entire bottom end of the sacrum and pelvis…Read More
A key principle of neurodynamics is the recognition that the muscular system is dynamically organized according to the relation of body parts. In this series, which was written as part of the Da Vinci Project and acts as an addendum to the book on neurodynamics, we will look at some of the key elements of our anatomy as it relates to directing and then apply this knowledge with some practical exercises, beginning with the back, spine, and head.Read More