The McGurk Effect - What we can learn from a simple illusion
In this video, we explore how what you perceive can be influenced by a myriad of factors, including what you see and your previous experiences. The experiences you've had in the past - such as seeing different lip movements when people speak - can completely change your perception of sensory information, and in this case, the sounds that you hear. Given both the sounds you hear in this video have very different meanings, this clip hopefully provides insight into why people experience the world differently from themselves and have differing opinions and beliefs.
Now, consider how your previous experiences with movement, the things you've been told and the context in which you are doing an exercise may alter how it makes that movement feel.
These ideas highlight why it is essential that we, as practitioners, consider the words we use and reflect on our approaches to movement-based therapies, as this could have meaningful implications for a person's future experience with using their body.
2022 brought a lot of new learning to the table. And although I love digging deep into peer-reviewed literature, there is nothing like a good non-fiction read to spark some curiosity and tie some adjacent fields into what we do. Here are my top 5 books from 2022 (not necessarily published in 2022) with some summaries to avoid biasing you too much ;).