Entries by Mat Boulé

Movement for Parkinson’s?

When one considers that Parkinson’s is a disease that affects motor skills, could it be possible to create positive changes with a proprioceptive approach?

The brain as a 3 story house

Is it possible to schematize the brain of children to better understand how they manage emotions? That’s what Daniel Siegel, a neuroscientist, tried to do!

Electronics and language

Electronic toys are quite popular amongst the little ones. Their utilization is fairly recent. Could it be that they bring about negative consequences?

Of Posture and Personality

Could it be that there is a link between body posture and personality? Sylvain Guimond assessed 100 subjects (50 males and 50 females) to figure it out. Subjects were all French-Canadian and between the ages of 18-82. Personality was determined by using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) questionnaire. If it’s true that posture is the […]

Left or right handed?

During mammalian embryogenesis, determination of three body axes takes place. First, the embryo assumes an AP axis, soon to be followed by the development of the dorsal-ventral axis. Then, after quite a delay, the third and final symmetry break happens: that between left and right. The node coordinates determination of the left-right body axis.

You’ve got the beat?

Is it important if you want to impress your significant other on the dance floor? Absolutely. Could it be relevant in other instances? Based on recent research, it sure seems like it!

The cerebellum and addiction

This is not my first blog post on the non-motor roles of the cerebellum and, based on where research is heading, it won’t be my last!

Of Balance and Chronic Pain

It’s now been a few years that I have been advocating for improving balance in subjects that suffer from chronic pain. Neurologically and mechanically speaking, there are a multitude of reasons why this makes sense.