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Musings on movement and the mind.
E. Paul Zehr Ph.D.
Martial arts can make the strong stronger but the real value is enhancing the functional ability of any and everyone who participates.
Resorting to angry criticism is the intellectual equivalent of relying on f-bombs because of an inability to effectively express ideas using real words.
It’s critical that a human could determine the differences we are using in video assessments because we have to be able to notice it for it to have meaning to us.
Focusing on the punch steaming towards you is a kind of training that can help develop flexible allocation of attention and benefit the other aspects of your life.
Forced fitness behaviors that keep our favorite characters from meeting unfortunate early ends could also be usefully channeled by us to increase our own healthy activity time.
It's never too late to start finding that bit of Batman deep inside and putting it to good use buffing your brain for now and for later.
"Each of our challenges is unique and we are uniquely qualified to live our lives our best.” Captain Marvel writer Kelly Sue DeConnick shares her thoughts on inspiration.
One of the bizarre yet fascinating outcomes of a brain injury with memory deficits is that it offers an opportunity to confirm reliability of thinking.
My philosophy is "It's a journey, not a destination," yet I keep discovering that a lot of things I do have become endpoints instead of experiences.
For the longest time I have been trying to hold onto the past as if I could bring a static representation into the present and on to the future. But life is about engaging in now.
For years after my car crash I carried on in my life just as before with a brain that wasn't just as before. This was a straight path to depression and dysfunction.
Maintaining a younger subjective age with our activities--like doing martial arts--may lead to a lifestyle of physical and mental activity that can lead to a healthier brain.
A post for "Batman Day 2018," where I reflect on when I decided to write about Batman and human potential.
We need to change our "intentionality bias" from one where we assume a deliberate malevolent action to one where maybe we can see that nothing was purposefully done against us.
Cultivating an awareness of what is happening all around you can lead to a more engaging--and oftentimes safer--journey through life.
Here's how to use neuroscience to spot the difference between faking and falling in sport—it's a call to arms.
Recent research shows mild traumatic brain injury increases the later risk of developing Parkinson Disease by 50 percent.
Each of us has a bit of Batman, an inkling of Iron Man, and a kernel of Captain America deep inside. After a car crash, I was forced to find the resilience of acceptance within.
Valuations about psychological and physiological cost are related to the will, motivation, and determination needed to take action.
When we fail, fall behind, or fall down, we are left with a choice: do we try again, catch up, and stand up, or do we remain where we are?
This is a quick read about life as a journey, not a destination. It's important to take the time needed to slow down and be mindful in motion.
Science and martial arts require vigilance to avoid confusing methodologies for research and training from the principles we seek to understand.
Whether it’s from being a lion at heart or Batman here and now, we need to spread the effects of inspiration far and wide.
Some things have changed in the last few decades, but many things have not.
Thoughts from a woman who started training at age 80: "when I started to train in karate, my grandchildren said 'Grandma--you are crazy!' but now they are so proud of me."
The martial arts concept of graduated response can also be used to give others latitude to alter behaviors before we apply severe reprimand or caustic criticism.
Efficient application of the maxim "eyes, feet, posture, power" goes far beyond physical technique, all the way to improving interpersonal interactions and life ambitions.
Mixed martial arts fighter Sarah Kaufman shares thoughts on life in the ring and the importance of role models like Wonder Woman.
We place too much emphasis on results when the only thing we can really control is the process. The journey is the key especially when the destination truly cannot be reached.
Sports are played basically everywhere--but they aren't played at crime scenes. Time to push back on instant replay and slow-motion dissection of every event.
E. Paul Zehr, Ph.D., is a professor of neuroscience and kinesiology at the University of Victoria and the author of "Becoming Batman" and "Inventing Iron Man."