“I’ve always hated the word, ‘prodigy.’ I think it’s dehumanizing… [W]hen you’re labelled ‘genius,’ ‘prodigy,’ ‘wonderkind,’ I think that it denies the human struggle with adversity…” (from the interview)
When used in conjunction with the mirror technique, prism glasses can not only make you more comfortable, but alter your perception in new ways. The result is a new realm of possibilities for generating new neural pathways–ones that are divorced from habitual ways of perceiving.
Working with 2 mirrors can quickly stimulate non-habitual perception and consequently generate new neural pathways in the side of your brain affected by stroke, Bell’s Palsy, chronic pain or other neurological issues.
Applying Ramachandran & Feldenkrais to pain, stroke & neurological issues
Ramachandran’s mirror work when combined with Feldenkrais can be highly effective in dealing with chronic pain, stroke & neurological issues.
“When the mind is confronted with more information than it can absorb, it looks for meaningful and usually confirmatory patterns. As a consequence, we tend to minimize evidence that is incongruous with our expectations, causing the dominant worldview to bring about its own reaffirmation.”
-Frank Sulloway, Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives
“To a worm in horseradish, the world is horseradish.”