These images of Alana Zimmer, lensed by Miles Aldridge for Numéro No. 83 May 2007 are perfect for sharing a very important study about ballet dancers versus practitioners of Vipassana or mindfulness meditation.
Participants were wired up with electrodes to monitor their physiological responses to emotionally charged scenes in movies and then used a rating dial to report their state of mind.
Both groups reported the same responses on the reponses dial — horror, anguish, sorrow, saddness, fear.
Just as women lie like crazy in their responses to sexual visual cues — versus what the sensors say is really happening in their bodies — the ballet dancers exhibited a complete disconnect from physiological emotional responses, as measured by the sensors.
Coupled with a January study ‘Rich Lack Empathy & Face Reading Skills’, I am now officially using the term Fashion Monasticism. It is the opposite of New Eroticism.
Fashion Monasticism has a pope, just like Religious Monasticism. He lives in Paris.