The Swimmers Body Illusion and Other Brain Fails
A while ago I wrote this blog item about
The Swimmer's Body Illusion
and it got more attention than I expected.
This concept is not really related to my stage hypnotist show - but it does come up in a gag that I do. But instead it relates to the problem we have of understanding cause and effect.
You see we can look at an olympic swimmer or fitness model and think to ourselves that if we followed their regime of diet and exercise we too could look like that. But it is simply not true.
While diet and exercise can help us to look better and to realise our genetic potential physically, those supreme athletes started off way ahead of the game.
Read the article for an explanation of why that is.