July 1, 2020
Wen Chen, Ph.D.
Have you ever wondered how we sense and regulate the myriad needs of our bodies? How do we sense the basic needs to breathe, eat, drink, or urinate? How do we sense, interpret, and integrate signals from within our body’s internal landscape across conscious and unconscious levels? This experience of our internal bodies is called interoception. It is considered the sixth sense, in addition to our five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. A better understanding of how it works is critically dependent on the ability to probe the interoceptive process scientifically.
I am excited to invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar, titled Probing Interoceptive Processes: Behavioral, Psychological, and Neurophysiological Levels, organized by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The event is part of the 2020 NCCIH Hot Topic Webinar series and will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET. Please join us online through NIH Videocast; registration is not required.
During this event, three experts in the field will present current research and discuss future opportunities to study interoceptive processes at behavioral, psychological, and neurophysiological levels.
ISMETA Outreach: Symposium Presented at Movement 2019 ~ Movement and Cognition Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel July 22-24, 2019
The ISMETA Research and Publications Committee is proud to share this video of the ISMETA Symposium held at the “Movement and Cognition Conference” in Tel Aviv, Israel this past July 2019. During this academic gathering, the latest installation in a series of conversations we facilitate on how to move the research agenda for somatic movement forward, four expert practitioners / researchers discussed, “The role of imagery, touch, and interoception in activating cortical and subcortical somatosensory circuits through somatic movement practices.”
ISMETA would like to express deep gratitude to all involved, particularly the presenters (bios below) and The Feldenkrais Guild of North America.
ISMETA WEBINAR: Cultivating Neuroplasticity through Interoception in Somatic Movement Practices: Evolving Research Methods
Previously on September 4, 2018, ISMETA was honored to host a webinar based on the Symposium we first presented July 28,2018 at the Movement 2018: Brain, Body and Cognition Conference at Harvard Medical School.
We are offering these recordings to all interested people and welcome your responses and questions at ResearchCommitteeChair@ismeta.org .
ISMETA is committed to building the base of evidence for Somatic Movement Education and Therapy through our continuing Research Initiative. Please consider joining ISMETA in this effort.
From strengthening the foundation of qualitative evidence through case studies, to building a body of quantitative data, ISMETA is committed to advancing our field through scientific investigations of the benefits of our work. To join in these conversations, please contact us at: ResearchCommitteeChair@ismeta.org .
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