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  1. theotherserge is offline
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    Videos and books trigger different parts of the brain, and it gets down to individual preferences, rather than one is better than the other.

    Myself, a video is useful if it has few distractions-as Diesel mentions- and the camera angles make a huge difference in absorbing information. Also, it always helps if there are Zebra mats or somethng like that on the floor. This way I can watch where the demonstrator's feet are. Like, why doesn't someone use a grid on the floor?

    With books you can contemplate a static image and it is less distracting as there isn't movement and sound etc. You really have to "fill-in" the steps between what they've shown and that brings up a particular sort of mental visualization.

    An interesting study I saw was Scientists set peeps into a brain MRI scanner and for an untrained person they played music: the scan showed activity in mostly the right side ("artistic/spatial side") of the brain and slot of scatters signals elsewhere. Then they'd put a musician in and the scan results were almost the same as if the musician was playing the piece. Very specific and as they put more musicians into the test, they found that there was a similarity from one subject to the next; whereas with the non-trained people it would vary greatly from person to person.

    This would underscore how Tanner was teaching himself something incredibly specific and in depth.
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    Huh, that's pretty interesting. And makes a lot of since.

    I noticed the same thing and always thought that about grids on the floors. Similarly, if a book is done half ass and everything is black and white, with the same color Gis; forget about it. Too hard to learn from that.
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    I thought this would be more along the lines of:

    "Don't go in the fucking desert alone for the first time if you don't have a clue as to how to survive in the desert or know what the hell you're doing."
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    Goju, "don't go up someone's ass if its your first time wi...."

    er/ahem! *disconnects trolling-cortex*
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    This was coined a long time before Evan decided to go off "into the west".
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    I have something to add:

    It should say, "YOU ARE FUCKING NOT EVAN TANNER!" or "YOU ARE NOT EVAN FUCKING TANNER." not, "YOU ARE NOT FUCKING EVAN TANNER."

    The latter implies that you are in fact not having intercourse with a dead man, which would not only be silly, but illegal.
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    That's a good point.
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    Fixed.
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