Presentations

This is a partial list (in random order) of the conference presentations and workshops.

* The list will be updated until last minute.

(For the time and location of each session meeting please check the “Schedule” page on this website).

CH1-A

(ch1)    Exploration in the presence of mother in typically and non-typically developing pre-walking human infants. –  Ilan Golani

(ch1)     Tracking behavioral and sensory-motor developmental variables associated with the prodrome of autism: A longitudinal  case study of an infant’s first two years of life. – Hillel Braude

(ch1)    Shared movement approach: Dance/movement interventions into interpersonal attunement with children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum. – Rosemarie Samaritter

(ch1)    A retrospective study of prodromal variables associated with the development of autism among a diverse group of infants during their first fifteen months of lif. – Hanna Alonim

CH2-N

(ch2)     QMT-induced molecular and cognitive effects: The case of autism. – Fabio Marson

(ch2)    The significance of the vestibular function in child development. – Tatjana Adamovic

(ch2)    “As time goes by”: Movement literacy and the representation of time in children’s self-generated graphical movement representations. – Shlomit Ofer

(ch2)      Effect of acute active playing on neuroelectric measures in children. – Isabela Almeida Ramos

 

CH3-I

 

(ch3)    Why the body’s oldest systems are the key to solving our newest problems. – Karla Mehlenbacher

(ch3)    The relationship between volumetric MRI and movement variation and adaptability in preterm infants. – Ana Katušić

(ch3)    Supporting early interaction behaviors through movement pattern analysis in children who are congenitally deaf-blind. – Ivana Macokatic

(cH3)    An approach tailored for special needs students– Shall we dance? – Sean Ziv

(ch3)   The impact of aerobic and non-aerobic walking on cognitive abilities in science in elementary school children. – Raed Mualem

 

COG1-P

(cog1)    Visual cues dominate action-planning while sensorimotor processes dominate perception in object manipulation in the young and elderly. – Thomas Rudolf Schneider

(cog1)    Manual directional gestures facilitate cross-modal perceptual learning. – Xing Tian

(cog1)    A MoCo-intervention reduces the reliance on cortical resources during physical tasks of daily living. – Dennis Hamacher

(Cog1)     Perception of time: Variability in duration discrimination of short audio stimuli. – Ivan Šerbetar

COG2-E

(cog2)    Spacing the stage:  The inner stage of the dancer. – Vered Aviv

(cog2)    Learning with VR – based assistive systems. – Thomas Schack

(cog2)    Frontal Theta power increase: A first potential mechanism of the mindful movement practice-induced cognitive improvement. – Antonio De Fano

(cog2)    Seeing the rhythm within the movements: How attention modulates the observation of whole-body movement sequences. – Shiau-Chuen Chiou

(cog2)     Cognitive-Movement Interactions in Space Perception: How Do We Perceive Architecture? – Avishag Shemesh

(Cog2)  Dancer’s somatic of musicality. – Niv Marinberg 

 

COG3-A

(cog3)    Motor and cognitive aspects of sexuality. – Gila Bronner

(cog3)    Collective movement activity as a critical phase in learning the physics concept of angular velocity. – Roni Zohar

(cog3)    Transferring driver training and safety research in decision making under stress, into controlling impulsivity and inattention in mental health remediation for general population. – Abraham-Gerard Meyer

(cog3)     Mapped taxonomies for electronic technology, brain, body, cognition research and body art. – Predrag Pale

 

 

 

NEU1-S

(neu1)    Motor-cognitive dual-tasking: Insights from cerebellar stroke patients. – Erika CS Künstler

(neu1)    Proximal versus distal upper extremity motor impairments post-stroke, – Sharon Israely

(Neu1)   Prefrontal cortex functioning in older adults: Preliminary neurobehavioral findings indicating prodromal accelerated cognitive decline in aging individuals. – Oded Meiron

NEU2-M

(neu2)     Associations between dual tasking, inner ear function and falls among older persons: A longitudinal prospective cohort study with a follow-up. – Elina Valkonen

(neu2)    The neuromodulative effects of tiredness and mental fatigue on cognition and the use of medication. – José León-Carrión

(neu2)     Targeted transcranial electric stimulation to mitigate the dual-task cost to gait speed in older adults. – Jeffrey M Hausdorff

(neu2)     Intensive neurorehabilitative training aiming towards triggering brain remapping and remyelination in multiple sclerosis patients. – Triantafillia Reziti

(neu2)    Spasticity is related to pressure ulcer prevalence in advanced dementia patients. – Jaul Efraim

(neu2)     Interhemispheric interactions across basal ganglia and cerebellar circuits during motor control. – Ana Cristina Vidal

R1-T

(R1)    Exploring musculoskeletal redundancy using null space projection. – Constantinos Koutsojannis

(r1)    Motoric abilities assessment of preschool age children with intellectual disabilities. – Nikola Babic

(r1)    Using developmental profile 3 screening test to assess effectiveness of sensory-motor-perceptual program for 5 and 6 years old children. – Maia Vassileva

(r1)    Psychometric properties of motor and cognitive dual-task studies with the aim of developing a test protocol for vestibular-impaired patients. – Maya Danneels

(r1)    Diverse exercises similarly reduce older adults’ mobility limitations. – József Tollár

R2-D

(r2)    Body perception in stroke survivors: A pilot study on the effect of Expressive Arts-based Intervention. – Temmy Lee Ting Lo

(r2)    Individually guided dance rehabilitation may improve reasoning, executive functions, mood and trunk control in chronic state of traumatic brain injury. – Lilli Huttula

(r2)    Multidisciplinary group program integrating voice and dance movement therapy for Parkinson’s disease patients: Preliminary experience. – Tanya Gurevich

(r2)    Efficacy of using movement intervention in adults living with cerebral palsy: A qualitative study.-Nina Martin

 

R3-T

(r3)    The healing space and implicit language: The neurology of the space “in-between” in the application of the I-thou relationship of Martin Buber. – Vincent L Perri

(r3)    A learning process which improves symmetry in the dynamics of thoracic rotation: A new hope for the amelioration of motor disabilities. – Vinicius Monteiro Diederichs

(r3)    Documentation in movement-orientated mind-body-therapies taking the example of Eurythmy-therapy. – Katharina Gerlach

(R3)   General improvement of neuro-cognitive function resolving somatic and psychosomatic traumas based on multi-layered impact structure of aquatic bodywork. – Oliver Möhwald

R4-N

(r4)    A funny thing happened on the way to the conference: Perception of humor in Parkinson’s disease.-  Tanya Gurevich

(r4)    Multidisciplinary intensive outpatient rehabilitation program for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease: Feasibility and primary proof of concept. – Noa Cohen

(r4)    Pelvic schema and graphic-metric representation improve following dynamic neuro-cognitive imagery training in people with Parkinson’s disease.  – Amit Abraham

(r4)   Biomechanical basis of Tai Chi movements for intervention of low back pain patients associated with muscle disorders: A pilot study. –  Jing Xian Li

(R4)  Self-generated auditory cues enhance gait kinematics for people with Parkinson disease. – Elinor C Harrison

 

R5-MT

(R5)    Only three fingers write, but the whole brain works: A high-density EEG study showing advantages of drawing over typing for learning. – Ruud van der Weel

(R5)    Effects of a myofascial self-massage of the plantar fascia on the mobility of the hips depending on different massage durations. – Tessa Temme

(R5)    A novel outlook on correlation between acute and chronic inflammatory states: 21 case studies of neurological/psychiatric/musculoskeletal disorders. – Seema Mahesh

(R5)     Effects of the impact of different types of training on activities of daily living and their perception by old age people. – Celia Cohen Barros

(R5)    Body cognition method (BCM): The improvement of quality of life and cognitive functions, supported by two recent studies. – Yosefa Michaeli

(R5)    Changes in respiratory excursion and standard quality of life measures following physical training focused on proprioception and fluid fascial movement. – Satya Sardonicus

SP1

(sp1)    Dual task assessment during treadmill walking for children and adolescents with sport concussion. – Philippe Fait

(sp1)    Associated changes in procedural memory of Parkinson’s patients after participation in rock steady boxing. – Adena Leder

(sp1)    A multi-level model for understanding the factors predicting health behaviors: Physical activity and healthy nutrition habits among students in Israel. – Hila Beck

(sp1)    Different myoelectric patterns predict manual repetitive task difficulty and endurance in young and old adults. – Julie N Côté

SYM1

(sym1)     Laban movement analysis as a framework for cognition of movement in research and intervention. – Rachelle Palnick Tsachor

(sym1)    Overview: How the Laban/Bartenieff movement taxonomy supports cognition of movement in research and intervention. – Rachelle Palnick Tsachor

(sym1)    How the body speaks: The nonverbal cues of trauma between mother and toddler. – Suzi Tortora

(sym1)    Moving out the fear of movement:  Laban movement analysis applications in a population with kinesiophobia due to chronic pain conditions. – Irena Paiuk

(smp1)    Moving our selves: Creative interventions for change using the Laban/Bartenieff movement system. – Joanna Brotman and Katharina Conradi

(sym1)     Spatial cognition in movement: The body-space relationship to the forms of the Icosahedron and its dual, the Dodecahedron. – Karen A Studd

SYM2

(sym2)  Quadrato motor training effects on CNV and motor preparation: implications for heathy aging. –  Antonio De Fano

(sym2)    Old brain-body dancing. – Daniela Aisenberg

(sym2)    Psychological and cognitive effects of dancing in old age. – Daniela Aisenberg

(sym2)    The YES Manifesto to the elderly body 3: The physiological aesthetic of the elderly non-dancer body. – Galit Liss

(sym2)    “GO” (short presentation from the show). – Galit Liss

SYM3

(sym3)     Visual mental imagery: Beyond what the eye can see. – Amit Abraham

(sym3)    Neural mechanisms associated with interoception and movement in somatic practices: Past and future studies.- Martha Eddy

(sym3)    What happens in vagal doesn’t stay in vagal: The Feldenkrais Method’s impact on parasympathetic response through touch and movement.- Elinor Silverstein

(sym3)    Somatic movement, physical exercise, and meditation: Exploring similar and distinct brain structures and cognitive benefits. – Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell

SYM4

(sym4)    Augmenting learning through dance.- Ali Golding

(sym4)    Investigating learning through developmental dance movement as an early intervention. – Ali Golding

(sym4)    Expectations and experiences of a dance programme for children with autism spectrum disorders: A qualitative study of parents, teachers and therapists. – Dido Green

(sym4)    Movement self portraits. – Ayala Bresler Nardi

SYM6

(sym6)    Functional neurology in a nutshell: A model for scientific understanding of nervous system function and clinical application. – Robert Melillo

(sym6)    The use of unilateral sensory/motor stimulation to inhibit primitive reflexes and promote hemispheric integration in children, adolescents and adults with neurobehavioral mental health disorders. – Robert Melillo

(sym6)    Functional neurological rehabilitation for vestibular disorders. – Omer Hirsh

(sym6)    The impact of intensive multimodal functional neurological applications on cognitive outcomes in a population with post-concussion syndrome and associated learning and behavioral disorders. – Michael S Trayford

(sym6)    The impact of digital therapy on movement and cognition. – Kyle Daigle

SYM7

(sym7)    Researching the Feldenkrais method: A guide for the perplexed. – Hillel Braude

(sym7)    A way to study the Feldenkrais method. – Eilat Almagor

(sym7)    A neuroplasticity scale for assessing the Feldenkrais method for MS patients based on individual reports. – Triantafillia Reziti

(sym7)    Researching the Feldenkrais method through principles of judo. – Moti Nativ

KEYNOTE

(k1)    On the prenatal cognitive life of the fetus in action. – Gerry Leisman

(k2)    Functional neurology in a nutshell: A model for scientific understanding of nervous system function and clinical application. – Robert Melillo

(k3)    Oxygen: A limiting factor for brain recovery and enhanced cognitive-motor performance. – Shai Efrati

(k4)    Fake news in neurology and neuroscience. – Amos D Korczyn

(k5)    Late-life motor impairments: An understudied Alzheimer disease phenotype. – Aron S Buchman


WORKSHOPS

(W409)    Towards an embodied language for everyone: A dance workshop. – Owen Allen

(W412)    Enhancing pelvic mobility and schema in dance performance with dynamic neuro-cognitive imagery. – Eric Franklin, Amit Abraham

(W427)    The challenge of coordination: A practical workshop. – Lilach Shalit

(W597)    Giving them wings: Keys to integrated dynamic shoulder function in rehabilitation. – Joanne Elphinston

(W576)    Transferring the learning of movement or learn one thing and know many things. – Moti Nativ

(W598)    Feldenkrais Guild workshop: Using non-habitual conditions to revive novelty and learning: Exploring the principles and applications of the Feldenkrais method. – Raz Ori 

(W570)    Overcoming stage-fright through the body, using Laban-Bartenieff Movement System. – Sharon Gidron Peskin

(W573)    The oriental concept of smooth and harmonious Qi flow in the meridians for the optimization of the elite athlete‘s movement and for sports injury prevention. – Karl Zippelius

(W562)    The use of early movement vocabulary for rehabilitation. – Trude Cone

(W565)    Migraine treatment with eurythmy therapy. – Katharina Gerlach

(W567)    Somatic Pilates: Thinking with our body, moving with our brain, working with our heart. – Michal Huber-Rotschild

(W543)    East and West: Towards an integrative Grand Unified Therapy (GUT). – David Barend Labuschagne

(W482)    Diving into our fluid body: The movement of continuum. – Batyah Schachter

(W485)    Neuromotor resources for integrating secure attachment and trauma recovery. – Talia B Shafir

(W490)    Moving the mind: Embodied cognition in psychotherapy. – Tania Pietrzak 

(W528)    The utility of Clinical Pilates Method as a tool for clinicians with the purpose of mental and physical health, trauma prevention and rehabilitation. – Eleni Matsouki 

(W473)    Thinking on your feet: Decision making in dance creating. – Milca Leon

(W424)    Reconnecting to the Self: Working with refugees using dance therapy and Laban/Bartenieff movement studies. – Rena Milgrom

(W450)    Decision making “on the move”: How can movement inform our decisions? – Milca Leon

(W452)    Sensemaking through breath, movement, dance and cognition: The mindful choreographer. – Simone Kleinlooh

(W481)    Membranes as change agents: A dynamic embodiment approach to embodying our cells while dancing. – Martha Eddy

(W464)   Change processes: Non-verbal synchrony as a lynchpin of clients’ adaptive emotion regulation in coaching. – Tünde Erdös

(W513)   Sing while you stride: a workshop combining movement with song. – Elinor C Harrison

(w524)     Learning neuroscience through music, dance and active playing. – Isabela Almeida Ramos

 

POSTERS

(P)   Validity, reliability, interclass and intraclass correlations and characteristics of norms of the Zur Balance Scale. –  Eli Carmeli

(P)    The influence of occupational therapy activities on daily living and quality of life of children having acute lymphoblastic leukemia. – Justinas Blaževicius

(P)    Emergence of gestural symbols and conversational protocols in gestural dialogue experiments. – Hiromi Oda

(P)    Diagonal thinking: EEG modulations of during the quadrato motor training. – Fabio Marson

(P)    Advances in pharmacotherapy of traumatic brain injury: Neural support versus neural protection. – Theresa Onazi

(P)    Back and forth: Combining movement, cognition and movement notation. – Tali Ronen

(P)    Readout of kinematic information in autism experts. – Novella Pretti

(P)    Investigating language density effect on eye movement behavior (Russian vs English). – Valeriia Demareva

(P)    Rhythmic limb movements affect speech output differently in individual. – Heather Weston

(P)    Monocular and binocular observations and dominant and non-dominant eye observations can modulate the perceived strengths of visually induced self-motion (vection). – Takeharu Seno

(P)    A challenge to make movies “What is vection!?” and the evaluations of them by seven professional creators of visual images. – Tomohiko Akagi

(P)    Individual cognitive diagnostic in work processes for people with cognitive disabilities. – Ludwig Vogel

(P)    Perception of teachers of basic education about Movement, cognitive activities and needs of children development. – Rute Estanislava Tolocka

(P)    Vastly different exercise programs similarly improve parkinsonian symptoms: A randomized clinical trial. – József Tollár

(P)    Cognitive style differences in visuospatial processing assessed using a task incorporating the perception of biological motion. – Kaivo Thomson

(P)    Movement-based prevention of emotional-behavioral disorders in elementary school children. – Anne Menke

(P)    Development of multiple intelligence. – Patricia Elizabeth Torres Villanueva

(P)    Intelligent brain-machine interface for neuro-feedback reduces abnormal work anxiety.- Constantinos Koutsojannis

(P)    School-age children life peculiarities during oncohematological disease. – Justinas Blaževicius

(P)    Novice walkers solve a motor challenge: Does sleep quality predict performance? – Tamar Simon

(P)    Executive functions and audio-motor synchronization in athletes. – Anastasia V Kovaleva

(P)   Movement and gesture analysis with machine learning in schizophrenic patients. – Lajos Simon, Máté Majtán

(P)     The relationship of cardiorespiratory fitness and creativity in children. –  Isabela Almeida Ramos

(P)    Concepts of positive and negative neuroplasticity after brain lesion – rehabilitation implications: A review. – Cláudia Costa

 
 
 
 
 
   Amos Korczyn – Israel:

Professor Amos Korczyn was past Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center from 1981 until 2002, and formally holder of the Sieratzki Chair of Neurology at Tel-Aviv University from 1995-2010.  Professor Korczyn has an interest in neurodegenerative diseases. He has authored or co-authored over 600 articles. He has edited several books and Special Issues in Journals, and is Regional Editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. He is or has been an Editorial Board member of 20 international journals, and organized several neurological conferences, mainly in the field of dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative brain disorders, as well as CONy – the International Congress on Controversies in Neurology, and has organized the Mental Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease congresses since 1993. Professor Korczyn served on advisory boards in several drug discovery programs.

 
SHAI EFRATI – Israel: (Oxygen: A limiting factor for brain recovery and enhanced cognitive-motor performance)
 
Professor Shai Efrati, MD is the Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center, Israel and Professor at Sackler School of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience of Tel Aviv University. The center, under Prof. Efrati management, has become one of the largest hyperbaric centers worldwide, currently treating more than 200 patients per day. Prof. Efrati is also the director of Research & Development of Assaf-Harofeh Medical center, affiliated with Tel-Aviv University. Taking the two passions/positions together Dr. Efrati has initiated a research program focusing on the regenerative neuroplastic effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). In the first clinical studies it was demonstrated that HBOT can induce neuroplasticity in post stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury even years after the acute Insult. The important clinical results and physiological understanding gained from those studies have led to fruitful ongoing multidisciplinary cooperation on the regenerative effects of hyperbaric oxygen in various types of brain injuries. In recent years, the research program was further expanded to include additional pathophysiological aspects of the so called “expected” age related functional decline.
 
 
Gerry Leisman- Israel & Cuba: (On the prenatal cognitive life of the fetus in action)

Gerry Leisman is Professor of Neuro and Rehabilitation Sciences and Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Haifa, Director of the institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences and Professor of Restorative Neurology at the University of the Medical Sciences in Havana, Cuba. He will be discussing the the capacity of the fetus to learn and memorize examining the high activity in primary cortical areas and low activity in association areas. Clinically relevant data on cognitive functions of the fetus could be important for the management of fetal pain and treatment of preterm infants as well as for improved neurodevelopmental outcome of fetuses from high-risk pregnancies.

 
Aron S. Buchman – USA: ( Mobility Impairments in Older Adults: An Understudied AD Phenotype)

Aron S. Buchman, is a professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He received a career development award from the NINDS/NIH from 1994-99 for his work that investigated motor control and motor unit recruitment. Buchman was a research fellow at the NeuroMuscular Research Center at Boston University from 1992-95. He was a visiting scientist in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science from 1995-97. Buchman’s research interests include the effects of aging on the motor system. More recently his research has focused on identifying the structural basis of clinical frailty in older persons, exploring the pathologic indices linking risk factors to the development of frailty so as to provide a conceptual basis for the development and testing of interventions to reduce the burden of this common syndrome in older adults.

 
 
Keynote Symposium on Functional Neurology featuring Robert Melillo-USA, MIchael Trayford-USA, Omer Hirsch-Israel and others:

Robert Melillo, the leader of the symposium is a well known author having co-written “Neurobehavioral Disorders in Childhood; An Evolutionary Perspective”, as well as the popular books, “Disconnected Kids”, “Reconnected Kids” and others. The special keynote symposium discuss neurodevelopmental issues that include the effects of retained primitive reflexes in childhood and adults, the effects of hemisphere specific training, The employment of the nervous system to repair itself in restorative neurological applications that include autism spectrum disorders, addictions, and cognitive functions.

 
Calixto Machado (Cognitive imaging of movement in persistent vegetative states: Brain, body and cognition)
 
Calixto Machado is Professor of Neurology and Head of Clinical Electrophysiology at the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Havana, Cuba. The keynote lecture will review what we know about the electrophysiology of consciousness and its disorders, the nature of inter-regional communication  in the brain and the effects on the brain of the mental imagery of movement and its effect on both the motor system, cognition, and conscious awareness in individuals in persistent vegetative and minimally conscious states.
The presentation will reference individuals with no capacity to perform voluntary physical movements in response to commands, when instructed to imagine performing a physical activity, such as playing tennis or kicking a football, the area of the brain responsible for controlling movement, becomes active. The vegetative patients demonstrating signs of hidden awareness have significantly well-preserved movement networks similar to
those healthy adults. The new findings could help us identify patients who actually have some awareness as well as improve their clinical assessment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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