Rhythm in Communication LO23974

From: Bill Harris (bill_harris@facilitatedsystems.com)
Date: 02/13/00

Replying to LO23958 --

Winfried D., Marvin,

> I am convinced that walking rhythms has an effect on brainpatterns, but
> never had the means to 'prove' it.
> Is there more specific research information you can give me?
> Does the research you mention really show change in rhythmical patterns or
> does it show a more static musicbeat like type of change? In my opinion
> the concept of rhythm is 'the changing dynamic flow between two points
> (poles)'. The poles can change position, but the dynamic flow between
> them can also be faster or slower. Measuring a frequency doesn't tell
> anything about the flow dynamics, only about the distance between two
> points.
> Has there ever been done research on the relation between rhythmical
> movements (clapping anapest' dactyls, jambs, etc. with hands or walking
> them with feet) and the brainpatterns they cause? Has research been done
> on how conscious controlled movements effect certain parts of the brain?
> If so, where in the brain do they appear?

I have no research, but I recall hearing that there is a Philosophenweg
(Philosophers' Way) in Heidelberg, where philosophers would walk and
think. I've noticed I sometimes get (and succumb to) the urge to walk out


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