Somatics is very much about learning to expand one’s ability to feel more, to sense more, to notice more sensations. Sensation-based research, like somatics, has a great deal of cross-over interest with work being done by some neuro and cognitive scientists.
To learn more about this you might read one of these articles:
Sensation + Social Cognition Research
Somatic Dance is Woo. Meditation is Serious – What Warrants Scientific Study and Why
Video Recordings of Sensation-based interviews:
Or check out these projects from neuro + cognitive science: Neurophenomenology, Nummenmaa Lab, Observatory, Micro-phenomenology, PRISMA, l’EXplicitation, Laboratorio de Fenomenologia Corporal. My documentation of SBI interviews can be found HERE. Last, my experience in performance and my somatic praxis in particular, influence this research immensely.
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