INTEGRATED LIST OF TOPICS

For the 2019 conference “Movement and Cognition”

Motor-Cognitive Interactions in Rehabilitation Science

Reintegration of Movement and Cognition after injury, functional neurosurgery, DBS, lesions, Movement disorders and cognitive disabilities; Rehabilitation methods and results; Movement and Neuroplasticity, Functional Connections and Disconnections, Applications in Movement Disorders. BDNF and learning.

Instrumentation and Technology in Movement-Cognitive Interaction and Measurement

Plasticity of the sensorimotor systems. neuromodulation to facilitate motor learning. Skill transfer, from robotic assisted therapy to functional recovery. Transfer of training. Low energy laser applications, neurofeedback, direct vagus nerve stimulation, DBS, EEG, qEEG, kinesiological measurement, the measurement of motor learning and brain region reorganization, TMS, fMRI, DTI to study the sensorimotor motor-cognitive networks. Computational models of action selection and motor learning. Ergonomics and Human Factors Psychology.

Evolution of Movement as the Basis of Cognition

Motor origins of language and memory. Role of bipedalism in human cognition. From sensorimotor integration to cognitive development. Timing, the critical component to motor binding and ultimately cognitive binding, Primitive reflexes, postural reflexes, socialization and cognition.  Primitive reflexes are remnants of phylogenetic movement patterns and are critical to cognitive development. Synchronization, coordination and integration of networks are directly related to motor development and synchronized movement, functional and anatomical architecture of motor action.

Cognitive-Motor Interactions in Human Development

Fetal movement and learning and imitation, maintenance of primitive reflexes and cognitive function, development of movement synergies and cognitive interaction, learning and movement, Movement development, Neuroeducation in the schools,

Motor-Cognitive Interaction in Sport

Robotics simulation of motor action. Coaching of motor tasks in Augmented (Virtual) Reality. Architecture of motor action. Motor expertise and the optimization of the elite athlete. Sport-movement and learning enhancement.

Genetics/Omics (genomics etc.) in Movement and Cognition

Genetics and epigenetics of ADD/ADHD and autism in movement and cognitive application, developmental coordination disorder

Environmental Influences on Cognitive Motor Function

Functional neurology, functional immunology, functional foods, external influences on motor and cognitive function, environmental toxins.

Movement in Social Engagement

From timing to synchronization to socialization; Movement and communication; Gesture; Sign language; Group dynamics; Unspoken dialogue; Embodiment and empathy; the science of dance and implications for learning, rehabilitation, social engagement, entrainment theories, dance, music and art therapies as brain network facilitation mechanisms.

ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Cognitive-Movement Interaction

Hemispheric-specific training, ADHD and primitive reflex reduction,  Influence of BDNF on cognitive-motor interaction in ADHD, virtual gaming for ADHD, Vestibular-motor-cognitive interactions in ADHD, Nutrition effects on cognitive-motor performance in ADHD

 

Additional recommended topic applications:

Therapeutic Exercise * Ergonomics *Kinesiology * Motor Learning and Behavior * Sport and Exercise Psychology and Physiology * Biomechanics of Movement * Technology and Movement Sciences-Instrumentation * Developmental Aspects of Cognitive-Movement Interaction * Movement Disorders * Motor Control * Coordination and Vestibular Function  * Neuromodulation * Gait * Rehabilitation of Motor Dysfunction * Neuroscience of Dance * Optimizing Human Motor Performance * Cognitive Movement Interaction *Aging and Cognitive-Movement Interaction

Workshop application areas:

Physiotherapy * In the footsteps of Feldenkrais * Restorative and Functional * Neurology * Kinesiology & Physical Education * Dance Therapy * Dancer’s Workshop * Technology Workshops for Rehabilitationists * Cognitive Movement Therapies

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