If you get a chance, see this Sunday’s Sixty Minutes segment on “autobiographical memory.” My first impression is that the people profiled have access to their physical memories so that they can recount every day of their life. It seems that they recapture the feeling they experience, and that the feeling can be correlated to a specific date in a way that is reminiscent of how my dog Illo knew what time I had to get up. The memory comes back into their awareness but in a way that they are actually reliving that particular day’s experience rather than remembering it. Interestingly, they also seem to have a mild form of OCD which in my energy theory is about keeping things in stasis as a protective device from the sensation of disequilibrium. When these people are brain scanned, certain brain structures are over sized and I’m therefore wondering if these are related to the subliminal beam of attention by which the physical center of gravity serves as the core kernel of a physical memory embedded in the body. Very engrossing and provocative segment on research that is challenging the current theories of memory.
Books about Natural Dog Training by Kevin BehanIn Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by our emotion. The dog doesn’t respond to what the owner thinks, says, or does; it responds to what the owner feels. And in this way, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions. Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected more profoundly than has ever been imagined — by heart — and that this approach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs’ most inscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opens the door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhaps a whole new understanding of ourselves.
|Natural Dog Training is about how dogs see the world and what this means in regards to training. The first part of this book presents a new theory for the social behavior of canines, featuring the drive to hunt, not the pack instincts, as seminal to canine behavior. The second part reinterprets how dogs actually learn. The third section presents exercises and handling techniques to put this theory into practice with a puppy. The final section sets forth a training program with a special emphasis on coming when called.|