Neil Parille

Binswanger Comments on J. Burns

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He is joined by Shoshana Milgram, who seems unwilling to comment much.

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Neil,

I tried listening to this, but I kept tearing my hair out over Binswanger's notion of how things are learned and skills automated. He uses ideas like "implicit knowledge" for riding a bicycle (with the "gyroscope principle") and so on.

I couldn't detect in what little I heard if he even understands the difference between learning something conceptually and acquiring a skill, which must be done through focused attention and repetition until neural circuits are created (and triggered mostly in the cerebellum).

I stopped after he got to griping about the way his piano instructor taught him by correcting his wrong notes, etc.

I'll try to listen to the rest of this later...

:)

Michael

 

 

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Michael. I find it hard to listen to Binswanger.  I was skimming the program and came across the part about Burns and Heller.  That's the only part I listened to in its entirety.

He comes across as quite a self promoter.

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