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Latest Motor control Stories

2014-04-04 12:33:59

Practicing your timing and rhythmicity can make you a more precise and stable golfer or soccer player. This is the result of findings from Umeå researcher Marius Sommer, who for four weeks has let experienced athletes perform specific rhythmic movements in time to a metronome. The results in his thesis show that improved motor timing of both female elite level soccer players and experienced male golfers leads to improved outcome accuracy, with associated changes in motor performance, as...

2014-04-03 10:07:15

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. The study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro - at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre, reveals that certain errors in visual perception in people with schizophrenia are consistent with interference or ‘noise’ in a brain signal known as a...

2014-01-22 23:29:20

Co-founder Paul Zeir has compiled compelling evidence linking music education to enhanced brain development in children. This research only confirms his years of hands-on experience working with children through Arts Integrated Education. (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Songs to Educate revolutionizes the use of music, rhythm and song with movement theater accompaniment to enhance children's learning abilities. This cutting edge methodology is being adopted by teachers passionately...

2014-01-10 10:59:12

Zebrafish study connects data between fish and mammalian locomotion We might have more in common with a lamprey than we think, according to a new Northwestern University study on locomotion. At its core, the study of transparent zebrafish addresses a fundamental evolution issue: How did we get here? Neuroscientists Martha W. Bagnall and David L. McLean have found that the spinal cord circuits that produce body bending in swimming fish are more complicated than previously thought....

2013-12-20 13:35:08

Anyone who has tried to learn a second language knows how difficult it is to absorb new words and use them to accurately express ideas in a completely new cultural format. Now, research into some of the fundamental ways the brain accepts information and tags it could lead to new, more effective ways for people to learn a second language. Tests have shown that the human brain uses the same neuron system to see an action and to understand an action described in language. Researchers at...

2013-11-21 14:21:09

When reading text or listening to someone speak, we construct rich mental models that allow us to draw conclusions about other people, objects, actions, events, mental states and contexts. This ability to understand written or spoken language, called “discourse comprehension,” is a hallmark of the human mind and central to everyday social life. In a new study, researchers uncovered the brain mechanisms that underlie discourse comprehension. The study appears in Brain: A Journal of...

2013-11-14 11:46:40

Google Glass-like eye-tracking technology pinpoints hands as the object of parents' and toddlers' attention Shifting the emphasis from gaze to hand, a study by Indiana University cognitive scientists provides compelling evidence for a new and possibly dominant way for social partners -- in this case, 1-year-olds and their parents -- to coordinate the process of joint attention, a key component of parent-child communication and early language learning. Previous research involving joint...

2013-09-15 23:01:06

A playful painting activity and a laundry list of ideas that develop fine motor skills have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Fine motor skill development is important for learning proper pencil grip, for getting dressed, for eating with utensils and for learning keyboard typing. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2013 A playful painting activity and a laundry list of fine motor skills activities have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Fine motor skill development is very...

2013-09-14 23:00:34

Activities to help develop fine motor skills and a playful painting activity have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Seasoned Moms are sharing their secrets getting hand muscles ready for pencil holding and keyboard typing. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 Fine motor skills are very important for little ones. Seasoned Moms are sharing the best activities to help develop fine motor skills and a playful painting activity that helps to develop precious hand muscles. Strengthening...


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