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Professor of anatomy, anthropologist and author of numerous books and articles, Raymond Dart was also a researcher into the origin, nature and attainment of poise.
Poise is the most underrated and overlooked of human achievements, and yet it is the most basic and important skill of all, being a skill which precedes the acquisition of most other skills.
These articles explain and explore the intrinsic link which exists between skill and poise. They show that the delicate erect balance of the human being is of paramount importance for success in learning, for the acquisition and successful exercise of skill and, by extension, for the achievement of the individual's potential well-being.
Dart's integrated approach to the question of poise combines his extensive knowledge of anatomy, embryology, neurology, medicine, odontology, physiotherapy and the Alexander Technique which he studied and which he supported enthusiastically.
Comprehensive and thought-provoking, Skill and Poise presents a 'macro' view of the neuro-muscular basis of poise, retracing the evolution of the upright human from the earliest vertebrates to today's average malpostured human and beyond - to the development and fine-tuning of a liberating poise.