Article written by Moshé Feldenkrais
“Man is an animal because of his structure. But he is the highest animal and a human being because of the functioning of his nervous system. The hand of man differs only slightly from that of an ape – in the position and movement of the thumb – but the nervous system of man allows him to use the muscles and bones of his hand to do what an anthropoid ape cannot do: the ﬁne, manipulative, speciﬁcally human movements such as writing, playing an instrument, counting bank notes, repairing a watch, or focusing a microscope….”
Read the complete article here: Awareness Through Movement.