Increasing Your Physical Intelligence, Enhancing Your Social Smarts

A photograph of the silhouette of a man vaulting over a wall set against a blue sky.

A man vaults over a wall, a classic maneuver in Parkour, also called free running. The class talked about Parkour in session 8. (Image courtesy of Josa Júnior on Flickr. CC BY-NC.)


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Spring 2014



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The purpose of this class is to offer students a new perspective on the importance of our bodily experience to our cognitive and social lives. The curriculum is designed to foster a working appreciation for how better bodily awareness can positively affect how we feel in our bodies, carry and present ourselves for improved social sensitivity and more successful social interactions. 

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Noah Riskin. ES.S71 Increasing Your Physical Intelligence, Enhancing Your Social Smarts. Spring 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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