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The psychological cerebellum

It’s only been since just about 1998 that the cerebellum has been considered as more than just a brain part responsible for motor competencies. It was researcher Schmahmann that published three back-to-back game-changing papers in 1990, 1997 and 1998. All three investigated the role of the cerebellum in cognition, to some extent.

The Gift

Gifted children are highly sensitive to their environment. They react with heightened emotional and behavioural responses, more than do children of average intelligence.

Visual attention and ADHD

ADHD affects 5% of children and is characterized by impulsiveness, hyperactivity and inattention. ADHD is also associated with abnormalities in the pre frontal cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia. These areas are all involved in sensorimotor control.

ADHD, owls and humans

It appears to be that if kids with ADHD get distracted, barn owls do not. On that note, researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore are studying these birds in order to better understand how attention actually works.

Posture and the perineum

Could there be a link between functional affections of the perineum and posture? Musculoskeletal pain, according to A. Foisy and colleagues has, is underestimated in the approach of chronic pelvic pain.

Le périnée et la posture

Pourrait-il y avoir un lien entre les affections fonctionnelles du périnée et la posture ? Les douleurs musculo-squelettiques, d’après A. Foisy, sont sous-estimées dans l’approche des douleurs pelviennes chroniques.