The Science of movement, mind + behaviour
This interactive introductory day workshop will provoke a new line of enquiry and discussion into the purpose and implications of the 3 pound organ that sits in the top of your head via two movement and behaviour labs morning and afternoon consisting of a presentations, lectures, practices and discussion.
Type of Event
£75.00 DAY LONG Workshop/Retreat
Salema will also use this workshop to introduce particular sequences from her Evolutionary Flow and Evolutionary Meditation into the practice segments of this exploratory day which will touch on and use elements of the workshop and put them into context and practice. Encompassing longer Yin style holds in familiar yoga poses static and in flow, mis-matched and crossed movements with some poses where the eyes are closed eyes to challenge the attention tasking aspect of the brain. Cultivating visual spatial awareness, orientation and processing, stamina and strength as well as flexibility in the brain, mind and body hopefully giving you a different perception in what drives your movement and sensation.
Understanding how the brain works and gives rise to movement, mind and behaviour is probably one of the most fascinating and urgent challenges and enquiry of our time, in understanding who and what we are in the changing social and economical landscape.
“Movement after all is the only way we have of interacting with the world, whether foraging for food or attracting a waiter’s attention. Direct information transmission between people, through speech, arm gestures or facial expressions, is mediated through the motor system which provides a common code for communication. From this viewpoint, the purpose of the human brain is to use sensory representations to determine future actions. Moreover, in recent years the motor system has been implicated in many traditionally non-motor domains. An important idea is that the perception of the action of others, including speech, involves the motor system.” - D. Wolpert
Salema draws on her University studies in The Science of movement from a computational neuroscience perspective and from her research work with that of Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert, (Cambridge, MIT, Columbia). In exploring how movement generates behaviours and effects communications via Consciousness and Free Will and the effects on our social interactions in a work based environment and on the mat!