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. Read more

Proprioception and immunity?

This is not the first time and, based on recent findings in the literature, I believe it won’t be the last time I write about the non-motor roles of the cerebellum. Read more

Is barefoot best?

Dr. Kacie Flegal, a pediatrics chiropractor, claims a positive correlation between keeping toddlers and babies barefoot and intelligence. Read more

The cost of being right… can you afford it?

The cost of being right… There is no doubt that being right can be empowering. That being said, is it actually contributing to our growth? Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

The foot bone is connected to the… knee bone…

I find it fascinating how children singing a song can seemingly make more sense in interpreting biomechanics than those supposedly skilled professionals that swear just about exclusively by the so called evidence that has been provided. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more