Saturday, September 27, 2014

Trunk control

I have posted the below links before but the question of combining both of the results seems to be pertinent.. In the first link specialization of the musculature of the elephant's trunk leads to dominance of one side. In the second cooperation in society leads to one hand dominance in humans with the vast majority right handed. I feel my usual mode is to see the persona that I talk to residing in the right side of others. I communicate right side to right side and expect the feedback in the same direction. I am not so much as right handed as I perceive others are. It occurs to me that it is reason for the wide disparity in handedness as compared to the 50/50 chance with the lateralization of the elephants trunk.  However once the process is started it stays in one side leads to greater dexterity and control.
Trunk to mouth

Martin is now beginning work on a project to determine whether these side preferences in elephants are learned from family members or determined primarily through genetics. Unlike humans, who are about 89 percent right-handed, elephants tend to be left- or right-trunked in equal measure. This suggests that elephant side preferences may be less genetically determined and possibly more plastic than human side preferences.

Shedding light on southpaws

Two Northwestern University researchers now report that a high degree of cooperation, not something odd or sinister, plays a key role in the rarity of left-handedness. They developed a mathematical model that shows the low percentage of lefties is a result of the balance between cooperation and competition in human evolution - See more at: 

Hold, my tongue

I am moving the left side of my face and head in ways I never felt before. My left side of my head and face have seemed to play a more stabilizing undifferentiated role previously. My control of the left side musculature in my new way is almost spastic in it's movements as it pushes against a very dense resistance. I am unclear if the resistance is muscular, neurological, or fascial (I am ruling out my being a wack job for this post). What is still surprising is that I can feel the left sublingual musculature moving and cooperating in a different way, I do not have a different picture of the tongue itself. To move the tongue I revert back to my normal method of control.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

That's not right

Louis CK on cellphones and kids

A funny clip by Louis CK on empathy, media and kids. He talks about empathy and how kids might be being harmed by 'toxic' phones. At 38 seconds in he scrunches up the right side of his face to convey the hurt that is felt when a child is called fat. My thoughts tend to run toward agreeing with Louis but when I freeze the clip at 38 seconds there is a clear disparity in the halves of his face.

My sense is that when I communicate normally I connect right side to right side and the left side remains somehow unseen. Trying to make the connection with the left side with my attention in my left eye I often see less emotional content on the other persons left. In fact my normal is to see the 'persona' existing in the right half of others. I think there is a postural adjustment of my body to relate right side to right side.

Hat tip No Agenda Show 652

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Questioning authority of the right

The deep throat sublingual tongue musculature is far stronger than I would have suspected. Almost seemingly controlling my postural response to my environment. I am still literally stuck in feeling only partial elements of the left side dominance but unable to bring it to full fruition. It does not feel like I have fully fleshed out what it takes to use the left tongue/face/lips/throat/eye in a way that is comparable to the right side structures. It feels like the difficulty is getting both the right giving up it's slight but significant positions of advantage and the left gaining operational range.

It is still amazingly difficult to connect left eye to left eye. Not that it is hard to do in a physical sense but in matter of a habitual response, my right eye 'naturally' travels to and makes a connection to the person I am communicating with or observing right eye. That dominance of the right eye feels to be reflected and amplified in my tongue and throat structures to my right sided muscle-skeletal posture. The unexamined belief that I had that I used my left sided structures in a similar way to the right increasingly does not hold water.