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Interesting find from Scientific American - what you see your brain thinks you're doing

Just posted this in a team so thought I would post it here too, wanted to see if this is true for other people. I read an interesting article in Scientific American last month?(I think it was that magazine and I think it was last month, could be wrong). That whatever your eyes see, your brain actually thinks it's doing it. That's why it's so exciting to watch sports. This is why I joined the runners unite team and why I'm sort of "lurking" around the runners. I feel like eventually, if I read and see their progress long enough, one day I'll run the marathon I've always wanted to run.

To all who make sure that the posts are accurate here, I love that you do it. Accuracy is important. First, I don't know if it was definitely scientific american. I could also be missing out on key points of the article so feel free to correct/add.

elle


Fri. Jan 12, 10:42am

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are you asking us to find your article for you?

Friday, January 12, 2007, 11:03 AM

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That's quite true for some things. I used to drive a fairly fast car and raced others a lot. However, turns used to be my downfall - I never felt confident in them or that I took them agressively and smoothly. A friend told me 'look into the turn. Don't look at what's right in front of your car - look at where you want it to go and your body will just do the things necessary to get it there.' Such great advice - my turns got much, much better! The same holds true in snowball fights - don't look at your hand - look at where you want the snowball to go and your arm will put it there :D (I wonder how many calories you burn in a good snowball fight.......)

Friday, January 12, 2007, 11:05 AM

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So it's true! I DO gain weight just by looking at the pastries at Panera -- my body thinks I'm eating them, lol!!

Saturday, January 13, 2007, 9:34 AM

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I respond very deeply to music and visuals

It's why I can't do mentally challenging work to certain music because it truly takes me away somewhere else.

it's why my workout music has to be good and not that canned junk that so many workout dvd folks use.

I love cardoi coach vol 6 with candace (www.cardiocoach.com) because the music in the last challenge especially makes me feel like xena or buffy, marching into battle against a horde of demons (evil ones, of course)

But this fascinates me. I'll do more research.



Monday, January 15, 2007, 9:43 AM

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