Posts by Kaushik Ram

The Awakening – Tarzan to Neo

In 1971, Mr. Ian Waterman, age 19 at the time, had a spontaneous autoimmune reaction.  3 days later IW woke up in hospital and came to the shocking realization that he had “lost his body”. IW was diagnosed with Deafferentation – a complete loss of proprioceptive feedback (a background process constantly updating the position of our body in space). Over…

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Disconnect to Reconnect

What have we gained from our modern existence? What have primitive cultures been in relentless defiance to preserve? Is it fire making, shelter building, hunting and foraging skills? Why look for food when you can buy them? Why make clothes or furniture when these can easily be purchased online? Why gather around a fire when the internet is accessible through…

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Adaptation – Movement Infrastructure Reboot

The Enigma of the human brain began to unravel in the Inagural talk by Santiago Ramón y Cajal at the International Medical Congress held in Rome  in 1894. Cajal was the first to suggest that the flow of information in neurons passes from the axons of the presynaptic cell to the dendrites of the postsynaptic cell – “the law of…

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The Human Body – An Instrument for the State of Flow

We work tirelessly to manage our busy lives while taking care of our body acquires a secondary priority. When our body’s take the backseat in our lives, it begins to accumulate physical ailments such as chronic back pain, weak joints and mental aliments such as depression, anxiety and ADHD. By bringing our awareness back into the…

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Evolution of Locomotion

This post has been Co-authored with Leticia from the Montessori Community. Our landscape shapes our movement. When a kid grows up in the forest, their movement patterns are adapted to the subtleties of  moving on uneven surfaces and their senses magnified to create a multi sensory map to predicting the world around them. Our modern landscape…

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Lucy – Flirting with Reality?

The recent movie – Lucy invites a Paradigm shift. The movie dwells on some neuroscientifcally bewildering possibilities. The movie relies on the fact that humans use 10% of the capacity of their brains. The movie then follows the character “Lucy” who progressively unlocks 100% of her brain capacity. Here I explore some of the mind-blowing concepts from the movie –…

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The Secret Language of Movement

What is movement? Where does it come from? Human movement patterns include but are not exclusive to – running, jumping, swimming, crawling, rolling, pulling, lifting, twisting, inverting and climbing. In this blog post I will reverse engineer movement and trace it back to its neural origins. I will explore concepts of movement efficiency, body intelligence,…

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Fearless Creativity

In the age of Digital Health Care, brain training solutions are becoming increasingly common to improve mental performance and emotional stability. Today, you can download Apps on your phone to reduce stress, generate positive thoughts, increase focus, boost memory and even counsel relationships! These appealing brain training Apps are based on data-driven science that are built…

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Ultra Nutrition for the Ultimate Animal

Humans are the only animal to occupy the earth from pole to pole and are the only creatures to escape the earths stratosphere to explore the earths Auroric zones. Much of the accomplishments of the human animal has been inspired by the evolution of the human brain. However, the human body is equally remarkable. One…

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Paradox of Time

Time is an illusion. A phantom extension of our brains’ evolutionary development. The architecture of the human brain is not much different from that of other vertebrate species. The primitive regions of the brain still share the same function across vertebrates. One structure of the brain that is evolutionarily conserved and is inherently linked to…

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