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Practicing Inhibition and Selection

A perception, a thought, an action...

Thanks for taking an interest in the materials I presented at ISCS 2014. I’m excited to collaborate with you!

The plan

I’ll be producing a recorded intervention in the coming week or so, but I still need to square things aware with our IRB! In the meantime, please leave a comment on the Open Science Framework (OSF) project (you’ll need to make an account, then after you log in and visit my project, there’ll be a blue speech bubble icon on the right), or just email me at to be kept in the loop.

If this is the first you’ve heard of the Open Science Framework, it’s an effort by the Center for Open Science in Virginia to build a community platform for open, reproducible, collaborative science.

You’re also welcome to leave a comment below (note - that’s only available on the full post view, after you click on the title from the index).


If you have trouble accessing any of these, please feel free to contact me.

  • Learn some Feldenkrais!
  • Paul Cisek’s works, which include:
  • Cisek & Kalaska (2005) - their initial major action selection result
  • Cisek & Kalaska (2010) - the most recent big-picture theory piece (highly recommended!)
  • Rahula, W. (1974). What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada (Revised edition). New York: Grove Press.
  • Williams, A. K. (2002). Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace. Penguin Books.
  • Kujirai, et al. (1993) - the foundational publication on Transcrantial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Short-interval Intra-Cranial Inhibition (SICI)
  • Gilbert, et al. (2011) - firmly establishing the relationship between TMS SICI and parent observations of ADHD behavioral symptoms.
  • Gard, et al. (2014) - a review of Yoga’s effects on self-regulation, including effects for kids with ADHD (not to be confused with the other excellent Gard, et al. (2014) paper focused on aging yoga and meditation practitioners).
  • Stephens, et al. (2006) - a simple demonstration of the power and efficiency of the Feldenkrais method (but focused on the relatively banal goal of lengthening the hamstring).
  • Hernandez-Reif, et al. (2001) - impressive improvements in kids’ ADHD symptoms after only 5 weeks of tai chi.
  • Converse, et al. (2014) - a more recent study of college-aged students with ADHD with tai chi.

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