The Sensory Basis of Stress
Urban human beings operate as if our brain is only for thinking. Most of the brain, however, is processing what’s going on with our eyes, our ears, and our balance. In other words, most of the brain’s activity concerns the constant stream of input from our senses.
When this input follows familiar patterns, the world ‘makes sense’ and we get on with the so called ‘higher functions’ of thinking, being creative, having fun, and achieving in our chosen fields.
However, these days the pace of life is very commonly experienced as stressful and even overwhelming. Addressing experience at the level of the brain’s sensory processing provides a swift and effective method of clearing inconsistencies and improving performance.