Famous saying! Is there some truth behind it?
Research with monkeys first seen in the 90s have shown the presence of active mirror neurons within the Ventral Premotor Cortex during both the observation of an action and the performance of the action itself. These findings suggest by simply watching movement, we may recruit the same areas of the brain that are actually responsible for carrying it out! 🤢
Similar findings with these same types of neurons have been found in humans with emotion. It has been shown that certain areas of the brain can become active as we relate to the disgust seen on another’s face after an unpleasant smell. This is huge! These types of findings help to suggest the reason why we can actually empathize with others so well in situations that we are not currently involved with.
Why does this matter? If you want to get better at a certain movement, it might be worth a shot to actually spend time watching the movement done well by someone else repeatedly. We learn best through repeated actions and then testing ourselves for the retrieval of that information. If you can visualize how something should be done, you will be at least that much closer to successfully completing the movement 👌🏾 #WhatMovesYou #JayWareFit