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Neuro-ergonomy as the next human right issue

Wonderful explanation of the need to think of neuro-sciences as an essential activism area. The idea of developing “neuro-wisdom” instead of being manipulated. IDriss Aberkane believes we are in a renaissance that can lead to a “neuro-naissance” or “neuro-fascism”…. Thus the importance of developing ‘neuro-rights”…. Interesting concepts….. I hope the book gets translated to english.

Chapter 5: In Search of A Sensory Health Model (draft)

Time is timeless and knowledge priceless if you believe you are the breath of life versus the embodiment of life. – Cindy Blackstock Highly sensitive children are often healthy. Unfortunately, in our modern world, their ability to notice subtle changes in the environment can trigger major sensory stress. As we saw in chapter 4, the … Continue reading

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift

Excerpt from the full article via To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift. Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Because disaffection with the education system reflects a much deeper societal malaise, it’s imperative … Continue reading

Disability and Diversity as New Media (draft)

One distinction between 20th and 21st century media is the introduction of networks. Networks operate very differently from broadcast media, in part because they are spaces of actions. Visual culture began on a system where the audience was passive, absorbing messages without offering much feedback. Network culture however is founded on a value system of … Continue reading

Modern Medicine as Sensorial Anesthetics

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Another area of our culture that we do not often associate with aesthetics is modern medicine. Nevertheless, it is a particularly powerful discursive and propagation tool of aesthetics. Its status as science makes … Continue reading

The Aesthetics of Space (draft)

We boast that we have conquered matter, and forget that it is matter that has enslaved us—okakura Children are taught to value specific approaches to sensory life that are highly regimented by our cultural rules. Indeed, psychologists have established that we have specific social norms and languages related to our use of time, space, touch, … Continue reading

Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture (Draft)

Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle How we, as parents and educators, understand heightened sensory sensitivity and the senses is influenced by our culture and greatly affects our ability … Continue reading

Book Introduction Section (draft)

Introduction What is Heightened Sensory Processing? Our own story What does it mean to be highly sensitive? Nurturing Sensitivities DIY HSP Well-Being Digital Native Learning Letting go of Cultural Fear Changing our Sensory Context The highly sensitive family: how to thrive in a toxic world

Sabbatical Report

Sabbatical Report, Alexandra Bal It has been a while since I have written anything in this blog. This is in big part due to the fact that I have been on sabbatical, withdrawing from daily activities to focus on my research. Ahead of the sabbatical, I conducted the first round of interviews for the SHHRC … Continue reading

Nature’s Child – YouTube

Nature’s Child – YouTube.