Learned some pretty nifty stuff this week in my Neuropsychology class. Fun fact: Did you know that the same area of the brain that is active when carrying out an action (pre motor cortex) is as active when you think, watch, or imagine carrying out the action? That’s right…my daydreaming has increased ma skills.
In fact, there is a story of an American soldier who spent time in a Prisoner of War Camp who, by just thinking about playing golf, became this phenomenal golf player when he was released. Read this story for a bit more insight: http://greatgolferwithin.com/102/an-incredible-visualization-story/. They call it visualization, but what really happened is that his pre motor cortex went through some heavy-duty firing.
First thing I really do have to say…poor man. Imagine having only having your thoughts to keep you company for seven years. No matter how much we all can hate war and all that blah blah blah. I know I’m not a fan of people dying for dumb reasons, but he sure better get some appreciation there! Second thing: That is some pretty powerful stuff right there. Science has yet again proved the power of…IMAGINATION