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Carmen Eugenia Guevara

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What is the impact of Amy Cuddy's body language practice, in cognitive terms?

The part of how the posture can stimulate hormones and make you behave in a most efficient way, I get it. But I feel as if we are missing what happens in between, in terms of thoughts.

If the posture generates chemical changes in terms of hormones, how does this relate to (or happen as the same time as) the mind-change here? Does cognitive disonnace occur between the thought "I am not sure I can do this" and the thought "I am perfectly capable of doing this"? Does one thought supress the other or just makes it less powerful for a few moments?

Thanks in advance for your comments, I am a psychologist and I find the idea of "fake it till you become it" absolutely wonderful, which is why I'd love to understand better the whole mental process that allows this to happen.

Topics: science

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    Oct 19 2012: I think:
    By common sense:

    Our brain is evolved from our body inseparably, and thus they have to inseparably work together.

    So, the body and brain have to change synchronically.
    That is, to change the posture will simultaneously change the brain.

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      Oct 19 2012: Yes, as I mentioned previously I do understand the impact that posture has on hormones as testosterone and cortisol, but my doubt was more directly related to the cognitive process that happens as a result of this chemical change. To be more precise, in terms of thoughts and cognitive dissonace. Sure thing, thoughts are modified too as result of posture change, but I still wonder how exactly this happens.. very interesting topic! thanks for your comment.

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