Movement is Life

Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself. 
—Moshe Feldenkrais

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“Learning His Body, Learning to Dance”

Entered on December 11, 2009 by FINY

Posted in, Dance, For Practitioners, In the News, The Brain

If you haven’t seen this amazing story of actor, Gregg Mozgala, and how he learned to dance, despite having cerebral palsy, you owe it to yourself to watch this.
Choreographer Tamar Rogoff worked with Gregg to teach him how to use his body more efficiently, and the results are astounding. They also talk about nueroplasticity, your brains ability to change as it learns new skills, and the hope this kind of success story brings to anyone seeking a way to use their body better. 

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Hospital Lobby Features Neuroplasticity

Entered on May 27, 2009 by FINY

Posted in, Musicians, The Brain

Fran & Marlo Cowan (married 62 years) playing impromptu recital together in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic. He turned 90 in February.
Who says piano playing isn’t a full bodied activity? 

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Bringing the Brain Back to Reality

Entered on May 20, 2009 by FINY

Posted in, In the News, The Brain

What’s happening when the machinery of the brain no longer records and reflects reality?  Read what researches are learning about the brain from Dr. V.S. Ramachandran’s work with phantom limb pain and Capgras syndrome.

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Learning at the Movies

Entered on June 23, 2008 by Admin

Posted in, Athletics, The Brain

Ask anyone whether they’ve seen “The Karate Kid”, and if they hesitate to recall it, all you need to say is “wax on, wax off”.

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