The Blue Mind

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by ChavezyChavez, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I'm giving all you jacka$$es a reading assignment:
    In the new issue of 'Surfer' is an article called The Blue Mind (Page 54).
    Read it. It tells us why we surf from a neuroscience standpoint
    Part of the article talks about how your body releases endocannabinoids, dopamine, and serotonin while surfing or even just being in the water.
    There's also some good quotes from the great Shaun Tomson.
     
  2. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012

  3. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Shaun T's quotes aren't in the article, he's got his own little page. (46)
    You'll dig it SS
     
  4. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    mine just came in the mail yesterday...thanks for the heads up. I will be reading it in peace manana whilst...well you know.
     
  5. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Scan it and post it so we can read.
     
  6. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Always down for some endocannabinoids, dopamine and serotonin, throw in some ions and let's party! Sounds good I'll check it. Thanx
     
  7. Towelie

    Towelie Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    +1 wourdé
     
  8. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    I read it. Also read his book,Blue Mind, which was very repetitive. The article was good though
     
  9. HARDCORESHARTHUFFER-RI

    HARDCORESHARTHUFFER-RI Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2013
    copywrong laws will force Micah to delete the thread
    CyC rarely gives us stuff, I am gonna look for it
     
  10. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Copyright laws shouldnt affect an internet forum.

    If Micah charged us to view the thread..maybe... Post it, I refuse to pay $7/year for 95% ad space
     
  11. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
    it is a good article...talks about how with surfing it is the perfect balance between "red" mind and "blue" mind because of being in the ocean (where we originated from, sorry wayne) and all of the endorphins, etc released associated with that (blue) and then how we are constantly scanning, organizing patterns and then categorizing in anticipation...also trying to avoid death, etc (red)

    all in all, it is a good read...i do think that this theory of read/blue mind is probably prevalent in any type of physical activity that one takes pleasure in. there might be a little bit more to wave/ocean sports due to the evolutionary link, but honestly i get the same level of "euphoria" out of swimming, but it's different...a little more meditative

    but the article does mention how the "blue" mind phenomena is comparable to substance abuse, and how it may be a reason, or cause for those "living in a van down by the" ocean...
     
  12. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Not to side track but I remember watching ST shredding the waves at Jeffrey's Bay,way back. Still does. Always liked his style. 1st class.
     
  13. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    As I read the assignment I kept picturing myself sitting outside the break , staring off into the distance with no concerns.
     
  14. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Sorry dudes, I'm a bit techno impaired. I'll try to figure out how to scan the article tomorrow. Your Pier summed it up pretty much. He gets an A.
     
  15. HARDCORESHARTHUFFER-RI

    HARDCORESHARTHUFFER-RI Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2013
    pffft he didnt even use MLA or APA style
     
  16. FUN

    FUN Well-Known Member

    830
    Aug 28, 2014
    going to barnes and noble after school today to pick up the mag.


    gonna make you guys a vocaroo of me reading it
     
  17. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Are those fighting techniques or writing techniques?
    You gotta dumb it down for me MIS.
     
  18. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    DAMMIT Fun, change your picture! It bums me out. Sad fish face [email protected]
     
  19. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
  20. FUN

    FUN Well-Known Member

    830
    Aug 28, 2014
    nah man, it's too perfect