NEWS

DR. JAUME GUILERA BRINGS YOU THE WORLD OF GEOCOCO.

THE GEOGRAPHY OF CORPORAL CONSCIOUSNESS, “GEOGRAFÍA DE LA CONSCIENCIA CORPORAL” (GEOCOCO), IS A METHOD CONSISTING OF EXERCISES USING PENCIL AND PAPER. EVERYTHING STARTS WHEN A CHILD TAKES UP A PENCIL AND STARTS TO SCRIBBLE.

Later, straight lines appear. And much later, the symbol through the stroke of the pencil. The hand becomes an instrument of abstraction. A bridge towards our consciousness.
If we place a large sheet of paper on the ground and take up a pencil as if it were a brush, then we begin a voyage towards movement.
We begin by attempting to draw a straight line. It’s funny, because the straight line always exercises a fascination on the viewer. If you try it and succeed, then: “you win”. And the fragile mechanisms of reward start working. Dopamine whispers in your ear: “I want to make another straight line!”
And we go into action again. And gradually our attention shifts from the execution of an instance of motor control towards consciousness of the motor action.
When you start driving, you are too concerned with other things to observe your consciousness. When you know how to drive, you can enjoy the landscape because your motor actions become automatic and your attention is freed. 
Where is our attention trapped every day? And what would happen if we were to dedicate some time to observing our bodies in movement? And if that time was dedicated to drawing a straight line on the floor? 
The great majority of people would consider this a waste of time. A line comes out straighter using a ruler. And faster too. 
But the new challenges of science call for defining what happens in our minds when we are aware of movement, that is, when we realize we’re moving. Life is movement. And attention to the movement of our body generates perceptions of our inner selves that are inaccessible via other perceptive mechanisms.
But isn’t it boring trying to draw straight lines on the floor? 
Well, no, it isn’t, but don’t worry, boredom is often a way of encountering your “speaking self”. Another way of encountering it is when you attempt to draw lines and a voice tells you: “watch out, a bit more to the right”. And poof…. the line doesn’t come out straight. Cognitive interference is one of the Western World’s bad habits. 
But then…, if you stop thinking, don’t you become stupid?
Well, no, you don’t. And you could even become rich. Messi is a genius of bodily movement and we all delight in his magical parabolas.
In conclusion: maestro Refoyo offers you training to improve your motor skills, including motor coordination and balance, postural awareness and response inhibition.
On the visual-spatial perception level, you’ll improve your skills in synthesis and analysis of the spatial relations between objects.
And with a bit of luck, after a few months, you may even enjoy cognitive landscapes created by yourself with your new skills.
And if that weren’t enough, there are no negative side effects and the exploration of consciousness is not a crime in the present century. The only thing is, it can’t be done quickly, nor by email or internet, and requires continuous effort, does not generate money, and you can’t explain it to your neighbor while riding in the elevator.
Good gracious, Jaime! What kind of invention is this for our ultra-technological and fast-paced times…?!
Dr. Guilera
President of AINA
(Associació  per la Investigació en Neurociències = Association for Research in Neurosciences)