General Chat Thread, The brain's a wonderful thing. in General; One of our teachers has been telling me about the long term problems with her wrist. Because she has limited ...
10th January 2012, 10:24 AM #1
The brain's a wonderful thing.
One of our teachers has been telling me about the long term problems with her wrist. Because she has limited movement at the moment, she has to put her other hand next to a mirror and exercise it whilst looking at the mirror. The brain thinks it's the poorly hand, which keeps the hand moving algorithms up to scratch.
10th January 2012, 10:40 AM #2
If that works... then the problem is all in her head.
10th January 2012, 10:46 AM #3
Not at all, what if she broke her hand which required years of treatment before it moved again, that's not in her head but her brain may 'forget' how to use the hand in that time
Originally Posted by X-13
10th January 2012, 10:51 AM #4
Originally Posted by Greenbeast
Plus, "long term wrist problems" sounds like it's something similar to carpal tunnel. You can't fix that by faking the excersises with your other hand and a mirror.
Also... If her brain "forgot"... it is all in her head. :P
10th January 2012, 11:00 AM #5
It's a bad break that has to be reset and pinned and what @Greenbeast says seems to be the theory behind it. @X-13, if you can pm me your details, I'll pass them on to her as you seem to know more about it than her consultant
10th January 2012, 11:06 AM #6
10th January 2012, 11:30 AM #7
She couldn't afford me. I charge by the second.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
It still sounds dodgy to me. Even though it is a real thing.
10th January 2012, 12:09 PM #8
how the brain interprets/sends signals can be altered as proved by the upside down vision test.
The brain has to learn how to interpret senses and how to use signals to tell the limbs what to do.
10th January 2012, 12:56 PM #9
There is a Derren Brown trick that exploited this effect.
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