Your Company Logo Here

cell (914) 572-0454

email lang@langrust.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is sound better for shaping skills than verbal instructions or pictures?

A: For several reasons:

  •  People are natural mimics – by far the best and most natural mimics in the animal kingdom. They can hear a sound and repeat it with great fidelity with little or no practice.
  •  Making sounds is a muscular, modulated activity stretched over a period of time – just like a lot of skilled movement. So a sound pattern can map very closely to a movement pattern.

  • There are limits to how many things the conscious mind can hold in mind at once. High-level processing like step by step instuctions and image-matching end up interfering with the mental processing that generates and patterns movement. But sound patterns, which are more kinesic and less conceptual, do not cause this cognitive/motor interference.


Please submit your questions to us at info@skillshaper.us We will answer you directly and pos the most frequent ones here.

 

Related resources

For more about how the       mind of spontaneous action  works, and how it relates to the mind of conscious          decision making, see:         
                                    
The Mind Behind, by Dr. Rust
                                    
 Graphic of two minds embedded