Movement and Intelligence




Last year, when we heard from Dr. Deal that 90% of brain activity starts with proprioception. a bell went off in my head — he confirmed something I have suspected for a long time. Like many people in our culture, I grew up believing that thinking is the pinnacle of human activity. “I think therefore I am,” said Descartes and I agreed. After all, don’t all serious adults sit quietly and think? Movement is OK if you are a child, but you should grow out of it. Athletes are dumb, and dancers are airheads. The body is just a sinful appendage that has to be kept pure to be a fit vehicle for the mind/spirit, isn’t it?

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