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Theology Slam entry 2022

Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are often the ones who do. That was written in my Twitter bio for years. Ambitious, yes, sizeable ego, yes. But it also reveals where I perceived the source of worldly renewal. Myself. Seeing change take place in one direction from one human … Continue reading Theology Slam entry 2022

Inseparability

In a way I’ve had my own quantum-particles-aren’t-solid journey. I started with a desire to make sense of… explain… how movement works, how motor skills in sport are learnt, optimised, performed. I went to the source: the brain. I thought I was smarter than all the other sports people because I was going to become … Continue reading Inseparability

Sensory Attenuation in Sport and Rehabilitation: Perspective from Research in Parkinson’s Disease

Years ago, I became interested in Parkinson’s disease. I had always been obsessed with sport, but from there emerged a fascination with how improving movement in both athletes and people with Parkinson’s might share the same principles. Kearney & Brittain (2021), Brain Sci. I didn’t set out to investigate this in our paper. Rather, we … Continue reading Sensory Attenuation in Sport and Rehabilitation: Perspective from Research in Parkinson’s Disease

Why do we ask why?

We can appreciate a great piece of music without understanding music theory, and can even generate pleasing sounds with various instruments and our voices without understanding music theory or the notes or rhythms we may generate. It’s quite incredible really, and I think this example challenges both the theory of the brain and the excessive … Continue reading Why do we ask why?

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Interested in movement and the basal ganglia, I am exploring connections between effective rehabilitation for people with Parkinson’s and principles of motor learning and performance in sport. I coach, love learning and dabble in theology, and it’s all connected somehow.

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