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Physical activity and learning

A recent study has shown that, to improve the memory of what we have learned, it is best to do physical activity… 4 hours later! The results of the study show that if we plan our schedule accordingly, we can maximize learning. Precisely, we have seen that it is associative memory that improves. As well, […]

ADHD, really?

ADHD is trendy and some specialists question themselves on the number of children diagnosed. It is the case of Benoît Hammarrenger, neuropsychologist. In the US, we consider that it’s 25% of the children that are tagged with a questionable ADHD diagnosis. According to M. Hammarrenger, we rely too heavily on the Conners questionnaire when the […]

For your eyes only

Recently, researchers have studied the following question: is there a connection between the papillary reflex, stress and auditory issues. What about the pupil reflex? The pupil reflex represents the change in the size of the pupil as it responds to a luminous source that lands on the retina. When light hits the retina, the autonomic […]

Nocturnal enuresis and bed wetting

A recent study made some links between the development of equilibrium strategies and nocturnal enuresis. What was noticed was that the children that suffer from enuresis also present with postural imbalances. In a study, 171 children were recruited. 111 of them suffered from enuresis. 60 did not. We analyzed their equilibrium and their posture. What […]

Strabismus and posture

Strabismus is a default of eye alignment. We diagnose strabismus mainly in children that are 6 years old and less and it is about 5% of the children that are affected by strabismus. It is not rare that parents are the first ones to recognize the eye deviation. It is recommended to have a full […]

Good feet… good eye?

How true is it that the feet are somewhat connected to the eyes? What we do know is that it is vision, proprioception and the sensation of the plantar sole that contribute to postural equilibrium. The goal of a recent study was to see if ocular movement (saccades) could improve the sensation of the foot […]

The cerebellum and migraines

According to the WHO, 10-12% of worldwide population is affected by migraines. What defines a migraine? – Duration: 4-72 hours. – Unilateral. – Affects specifically the anterior part of the cranium. – Can be intense enough to get in the way of professional activities. – Can be associated to nausea, vomiting and photophobia. – There […]

Righty lefty: to be skilled in mathematics?

There is controversy surrounding the topic of handedness and the ability to do well in mathematics. Some studies demonstrated that left-handed individuals are gifted for umbers while it’s also been shown that right-handed individuals aren’t so great at math! More recently, a study demonstrated that ambidextrous individuals were the ones who were the most disadvantaged […]

Eyes and Alzheimer

Let’s not lie to each other… in posturology, eyes are pretty important! The posturologist assesses ocular motility in order to evaluate coordination and so much more. Actually, Posturology borrowed from orthoptics the notion of testing the efficacy of eye movement with the idea of assessing more than how we see. Knowing this, in 2013, researchers […]

How does the brain control movement?

In neurosciences, we have long thought that if it is possible to accelerate movement with one part of the brain, it is possible to decelerate movement with another component. Simply put, we have considered that the brain had one pedal for accelerating and one pedal for breaking. Researchers from the Howard Hughes medical institute have […]