Thursday, August 27, 2015

The non dominant left eye of Horus

It is still remarkable to me that I do not see the left half of a person's face the way I see the right half. Normally when I look at another face I feel I see right eye to right eye and communicate that way. I see the persona exhibited on the right side and when I check my memory of the person's face it is oriented in the same perspective.. The left side of the face is somehow incomplete. If I stare at he left side of the face I see it but unless there is something remarkable the picture in my mind is incomplete.

When I deliberately try and see with my attention in my left eye to the other person left eye I often do not see the persona in the left half of face. I have to take more time and deliberately scan the left half for much more time and frequently I am not successful. I have to double check that I do just take the right sided image and am substituting for what I see in the left.

Reading a blog recently a poster mentioned that her dominated eye sees in color while her non dominant eye does not. She sees in color normally and from what I gather has to shut her dominant eye to determine that she does not see in color with her non dominant eye. Googling that information linked me to this study. It is suggested that the DE (dominant eye) determines what is seen and probably inhibits what the NDE (non dominant eye) sees in terms of color.

The color vision discrimination performance ability was found prominent for DE. This superiority was attributed to higher sensitivity of the r/g local color spectral region. We conclude that DE has priority in r/g color spectral region, probably including inhibition of NDE.
It is suggested in this article describing the eyes of Horus of a difference in the left and right eye meaning,  It comes down in the usual manner of the popular mythology of male/female difference. However what if I look at it from the perspective of dominant/nondominant there is more of an active and passive component.

Together, the eyes represent the whole of the universe, a concept similar to that of the Taoist Yin-yang symbol. Spiritually, the right eye reflects solar, masculine energy, as well as reason and mathematics. The left eye reflects fluid, feminine, lunar energy, and rules intuition and magick. Together, they represent the combined,transcendent power of Horus.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hesitating to jumping to conclusions

In playing with the left tongue/sublingual musculature I often find the movement does not feel to be fully under my control. Or more to the fact control that I am use to. I can go to the place where I can start playing with the left tongue but the amount of involvement that happens feels to be larger than I intend. There is often a spasticity involved and I unable to gradate the amount of effort.  I wonder what process going on in my brain kept me from experiencing and feeling these movements before. The most obvious answer is I am deluding myself now. However if I throw out that conclusion then there may have been some sort of inhibitory process preventing the left sided control.

Watching this video on children with Tourette's what I am struck is with how normal they are besides the displays of their 'disease'. Can it be that the fault of their disease is one of losing inhibition on the non dominant side. It would suggest to me that we have two separate brains with one being socialised and the other not. For most of us the non socialised side does not express itself because it is not needed in the way we perceive the world and we have developed some inhibitory component to keep the silence.

What argues against what I am saying is the bilateralism of the expressions of movement. My thoughts would make more sense if we only saw the movements on the non dominant side. I have tried to watch the faces to see if I could tell any switch in what I perceived to be the 'persona' but have not been able to distinguish any differences. It is interesting that there is some association with being left handed but overall I cannot jump to any conclusion.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Talent and Deficit in Left-Handedness

Just a link.

Since the mid-nineteenth century, most researchers have assumed that left-handers are right-brained in terms of both motor and language function. That is, they have believed that given the contralateral nature of brain/side function—that the right side of the body is controlled by the left cerebral hemisphere and vice versa—left-handers would be right-brained for language. This is not so. Imaging studies reveal that only 18 percent of left-handers are localized to the right hemisphere for language and speech, while 12 percent are bilateral, having language in both hemispheres. Thus, for 70 percent, language and speech are located in the left hemisphere. Complicating matters, 5 percent of right-handers also have right-hemisphere language dominance, with 95 percent being left-hemisphere dominant.  - See more at:

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Upside down

Playing with the left angle of the jaw I find a tremendous tightness with the surrounding musculature. It feels like I set the position of the jaw by pulling in and back on the left side.  Just feeling what I am doing was somewhat impossible for me a couple of years ago. Much of the body awareness movement focuses on feeling the bodies center around the navel but the head is somewhat disdained. As the person is too much in the head that they cannot feel what they are doing in the pelvis for example. Many exercises try to help explore the bodies 'center'.

One great exercise is the pelvic clock as it helped establish what some of my patterns of use with the pelvis, and lower spine. By feeling what I was doing in the exercise it allowed me some range of freedom of not doing my usual shtick. Often that does not amount to a hill of beans when I am under stress but there are times I can actually say to myself if I relax my usual twisting I will be less uncomfortable.

However for myself the usual twisting is much greater than the position of the pelvis. It appears to be connected in a sub conscious effort to put the right side in a slightly better position of advantage which includes the musculature of the head neck, face tongue sublingual musculature. These often smaller muscles have been much harder for me to differentiate and have been far more painful in letting go of what I am usually doing. However I am finding the small musculature of these regions give me sense of the lower that was not accessible to me before. I am beginning to believe my posture is more a function of how I perceived the world and other personas than how I perceived my center.


communication and the left side of my head

PS I don't know if there is any benefit in following my train of thought. It may well be that a person will benefit by deliberately staying away from it. It has been quite a painful experience at times.