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Alex Douglas-Kane shares her experiences and understanding of Discover Nature Awareness

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

This is what I see when people 'Meet a Tree'

Blind man demonstrates a phenomenon called 'Blind-sight' by navigating an obstacle course.

On the 23rd December 2008 the press reported that a. A man known only as TN who has completely lost his sight after suffering brain damage astonished scientists by being able to negotiate an obstacle course in what has been called a powerful demonstration of a phenomenon known as “blind-sight” which has been describe by the press as an eerie kind of sixth-sense.

It seems he can also react to the facial expressions of other people, brain scans have confirmed this. His brain apparently registers facial emotions such as joy, anger and fear. A professor Beatrice de Gelder, of the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands, who was in charge of the study, claimed that this was absolutely the first study carried out of humans having this ability.

Taking part in Meet the Tree in order to gain a new insight into ones inner landscape.

For all of you that have taken part in Nature Awareness take heart, science is not far behind you, at long last. It would be interesting to carry out our own study of what we know to be true based on our own experience of navigating woodlands blindfolded, namely during the 'drum stalk' and of course not forgetting ‘meet a tree’ and those of you who have also experienced the 'thread of intent' etc.

Anyone interested in learning more download my dissertation and enjoy and of course I would every much be interested in your feedback or join me on one of my course to experience first hand what is being called 'blind-sight'.

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