My stroke of insight (TED talks):
Why ‘crossing the mid-line’ is so important for mental development, by Jill Bolte Taylor, brain scientist, 2008 (18 mins).
Jill Bolte Taylor, brain scientist, describes her experience of having a stroke, making the very different functioning of our left and her right brain halves imaginable, which also seems to describe some autistic states of mind and is helpful for understanding, why movements that ‘cross the midline’ (e.g. reaching with the right hand to pick something up from the left side of one’s body) are so important for creating a strong connection between the 2 brain halves
The transformative power of classical music (TED talks):
‘If their eyes are shining, you know you are doing it!’
Conductor Benjamin Zander gives a passionate presentation about the emotional impact of classical music. We also now know, that listening to certain classical music can help with self-regulation, auditory integration and stress.
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