Originally Posted by skifex
It could be visualization but it could be other things as well. I can get a first imagination for a skidesign by hearing a nice song, by the taste of chily chocolate and of course there are a lot of marvellous blind skiers. (Perception is dicussed in another thread about motor learning theory) So I assume all our senses can support our imagination.
That's interesting. A few days before my "comeback" from ACL surgery, Mark and I were visiting Bob Barnes. He was showing the adaptive skiing video he had recently developed. The background music was Ravel's Bolero.
A few days later, I went skiing with Weems. At first, I was tentative, as I rel-learned the skills. Gradually, as I listened to his cues, I became re-acquainted with the movements. Suddenly, I heard Bolero playing in my head.
It was almost humorous, because my comfort level seemed to rise with the crescendo!