On Point with Tom Ashbrook

“A More Physical Form of Mindfulness: How intelligence lives beyond the brain. In your body. Intelligence, in the flesh.”

We know from our language that the body is deeply engaged in our understanding of the world. A joke is side-splitting. We get butterflies in our stomach. Our eyes pop with surprise. Our blood runs cold. But my guest today says humans have radically retreated from the wisdom of the body’s signals to a hegemony of the brain, the intellect. In many ways, sitting at keyboards and screens, we’ve abandoned, forgotten the embodied cognition in the work of hands and backs. Time to get it back, he says. This hour On Point, when the brain is not enough. Intelligence in the flesh. – Tom Ashbrook

Image from On Point New research on cognitive science suggests a greater link between the physical body and the realization of the mind.  (Nate Kat / Flickr)
Image from On Point
New research on cognitive science suggests a greater link between the physical body and the realization of the mind.
(Nate Kat / Flickr)

 

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