Why Jeremy Paxman And Brain Gym Irritate Me

Adam in his blog yesterday was talking about an interview that I happened to catch earlier this week on Newsnight. I have to say I thought it was April 1st again.

The interview with Paul Dennison ‘the Brains behind Brain Gym’ was a bit strange – he came across as modest but clueless. He totally lacked charisma which is as well as goodness knows where we would be with this if he was convincing. I’m all for an open mind to alternatives but there has to be some boundary and the problem here is that the young kids interviewed seemed almost brain washed with the terminology used by the founder to describe how the process works.  (more…)