Human-Computer Interaction
I’m currently writing a paper on the crossover between Alexander Technique and it’s elation to human-computer interaction, and even brain-computer interfaces.
As a cognitive scientist (BSc. Hons) I’ve always wanted to bridge that gap. Vision, audition and consciousness are all under the microscope at the moment in Universities around the world, and as our world becomes more and more virtual, it’s massively important to understand how we relate to the technology around us. You’ll probably notice you’re being ‘dragged in’ slightly to this page to read it, probably pulling the head down and towards these words. In a world where external stimuli are becoming faster, more urgent and more demanding, its paramount to manage how you react to these things!
For example, this article in the Daily Mail about text-neck (which is very much an advert for chiropractors) talks about the bad posture and pain caused by too much smart-phone use. While a chiropractor will crick and crack you to release some of the tension such habits cause, most people are powerless to change the behaviour themselves (one reason why chiropractors see so much repeat trade). However, learning the Alexander Technique would give you the skills to not end up with the problem in the first place. Or if you do have this issue, you can unlearn the bad habits causing your pain (like I did to get rid of RSI), so you get an intelligent fix for life rather than a short-term fix that fades. The choice is yours of course.

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