“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.
“[In the] humanistic conception, with its roots in the Enlightenment… education is not to be viewed as something like filling a vessel with water, but rather, assisting a flower to grow in its own way… in other words, providing circumstances in which the normal creative patterns will flourish.”
-Noam Chomsky, Chomsky on Mis-Education
“[Darwin] valued questions over answers, curiosity over conviction, and perseverance over test of ideas that were so implausible that other people never thought to take them seriously.”
-Frank Sulloway, Born to Rebel