Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL of Gardner's intelligences is that of bodily-kinesthetic intelligence. Each person possesses a certain control of his or her movements, balance, agility and grace. For some extraordinary individuals, such Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, or Jackie Joyner Kersey, strength in bodily-kinesthetic intelligence appeared even before they began formal training. They all had a natural sense of how their body should act and react in a demanding physical situation. It is also been long known that each hemisphere of the brain controls the opposite side of the body's movements, and in cases of apraxia or other conditions, some people lack the ability to voluntarily control muscles, though they continue to move involuntarily. Some people, however, argue that physical control does not constitute a designation as a form of intelligence. But the work of Gardner and other MI researchers maintains that bodily-kinesthetic ability does indeed deserve such a recognition.

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