Author: Angus Antley

Attention, Bayes, and Alexander Technique: Part Two

This post is the second part of my upcoming talk at the Alexander Technique Centre in Imperial Wharf, London.  In the last post we have discussed a Bayesian model of the response that suggests attention is important in improving balance response.  In this post we look at the best way to direct attention to acheive […]

Attention, Bayes, and Alexander Technique: Part Three

This post is the third part of my upcoming talk at the Constructive Teaching Centre in Imperial Wharf, London.  So far we have discussed a Bayesian model of the response that suggests attention is important in improving balance response, and we have looked at some experiments that suggest the best way to direct attention to […]

J.J. Gibson and Sensorimotor Skills

  An implicit thesis for anyone interested in the Alexander Technique is that ‘going up’ is a sensorimotor skill that is learned and refined, throughout a person’s life. This post and the next couple posts will introduce J.J. Gibson whose work supports this thesis. With two books, The Senses Considered as Perceptual Organs and The […]

Talking about the Technique

  F.M. Alexander was a very independent thinker, whose insights were appreciated in his day by leading academics in neurophysiology, philosophy and biology. I have always admired the creativity and persistence with which he approached his voice troubles, and  I have also thought it was admirable that Alexander, lacking formal education, could present his work […]