Jan 18, 2005

Speaking without thinking and other neuromuscular habits. Posted by Hello

The body follows our thoughts in a way similar to that of facial expression. A particular pattern of muscular behaviour is accompanied by an analogous psychological state of mind. Thus body expression is the psychological conuterpart of the dynamic electrochemical processes in the brain that organize perceptual stimuli. Therefore, if your body follows your thoughts, you can make your thoughts follow your body.
Ideational mimetics.

Lulu Sweigard’s Concept of Imagined Movement and ideokinesis----Feldekrais---What is the Feldenkrais Method? ---kinesthesis: the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body ----The kinesthetic sense allows us to locate parts of our bodies without having to see them. Adolescents who are in the midst of their growth spurt may show clumsiness. They are growing so fast that they have not had time to adjust their perceptions to their new body dimensions. Consequently, they are more likely to bump into things--

Philosopher, author, and art critic for The Nation, Arthur Danto has been a major shaper of recent aesthetic theory. He is best known for a contemporary version of Hegel's "end of art" thesis, first ennunciated by Danto in a 1984 essay called "The End of Art", and developed most recently in his After the End of Art ---Gadamer, Art, and Play----- An analogy between art and play, ranging from meremetaphor to literal identification, has been asserted,for better or worse, in an extraordinary variety of ways.The most obvious of these contrast art and play withwork, with the “serious,” with activities carried outunder compulsion of some kind, whether moral, politi-cal, economic, psychological, or genetic---

Tulsi or basil originated in India, where it is regarded as a sacred herb, and is another plant which continues to enjoy popularity in Trinidad after being passed form generation to generation of East Indians----Tulsi is native to India, where it often graces shrines and homes as an aromatic perennial shrub. Tulsi is grown as an annual herb in temperate climates. The tulsi plant is pleasing to the eye, with an upright, open and branching form. The fragrance of the leaves is also quite attractive-spicy and complex, often resembling clove. The taste is excellent, especially when the dried leaves are brewed into tea. The flowers of purple or blue occur on multiple upright racemes ----

On decorating your nest: Bowerbirds spent 9-10 months each year working on his bower in an attempt to attract females to mate. This one (above) has decorated his bower with green moss, red berries, silver snail shells, and, in this case, a bit of decorative film casing and some batteries accidentally dropped by a National Geographic film team! ---Bowerbird House is a well-established interior design ----Scientists know that the amorous architects of the bird world build three basic kinds of bowers: "maypoles," "mats," and "avenues." But only now are they beginning to discover the reasons behind the existence of these different forms. Mat, or platform, bowers are among the simplest: thick pads of plant material ringed with ornaments---Like the attention-seeking Riflebird males, the bowerbird males also go to great lengths to attract many females each breeding season. Rather than glitzy feathers, these birds use their construction and decorating skills to impress----a bowerbird decorating its nest with various odds and ends--all blue--and who wouldn't want to know more? The accompanying text, in turn, offers its own fascinating, characteristically humorous trinkets. Apparently male bowerbirds are attracted by anything blue and have been known to steal pen caps, keys, earrings for nest decorations, "tinkering with home improvements" to help create a "romantic mood" while waiting for a female to drop in

body adornment among the Wahgi of Papua New Guinea--Among the significant innovations of the Aurignacians is the development of body ornamentation, including pierced shells and teeth, carved bone pendants, bracelets, and ivory beads--Nigeria and the Igbo Culture -- Prehistoric Religion--- Rituals at Monte Circeo (Italy)----

George Santayana believed that aesthetic contemplation can relieve negative sensations. Philosopher, poet, literary and cultural critic, George Santayana is a principal figure in Classical American Philosophy. His naturalism and emphasis on creative imagination were harbingers of important intellectual turns on both sides of the Atlantic---A GEORGE SANTAYANA HOME PAGE ---- Sanity is a madness put to good use. George Santayana---Santayana systematically developed his ethical philosophy in his first major work, The Life of Reason, in which he attempted to unify science, art, and religion on a naturalistic basis by interpreting each as a different but equally valid mode of symbolis---Concept and Aesthetics in George Santayana

Suppression is not creative.

Art expression can be compared to the release of libido.

J.Z. Young: An Introduction to the Study of Man: bibliographical excerpts----The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man's special secret of living.Young, J. Z.----brain quotes


Blogger Jessica said...

Blink, new book by Malcom Gladwell. What is the physical correlation to snap judgements?

P.S. Any interest in some kind of art postcard swap? I'm not sure how much longer I can go without seeing one of your creations in person. If you feel like it, write me in the comments of my blog or the fotolog site where I keep stuff I draw - www.fotolog.net/jpoundstone.

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