INTEGRATED LIST OF TOPICS
Stand Up and be Human: 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.
The Michelangelo of Movement
Functional and anatomical architecture of motor action.
Development of Cognitive-Motor Interaction
Integration of primitive reflexes to create motor patterns for higher cognitive functions and socio-cultural activity.
Flux: Motor Learning and Brain and Association Reorganization
Plasticity of the sensorimotor systems. Neuromodulation to facilitate motor learning. Skill transfer, from robotic assisted therapy to functional recovery. Transfer of training.
The World in which We Live: Environmental Influences on Cognitive Motor Function
Functional Neurology, Functional Immunology, Functional Foods, Neurofeedback, External influences on motor and cognitive function.
Movement in Social Engagement
From timing to synchronization to socialization; Embodiment and empathy;
Computational Neuroscience in Sport and Motor Control Research
Coaching of motor tasks in Augmented (Virtual) Reality . Robotics simulation of motor action.
Architecture of motor action. Motor expertise and the optimization of the elite athlete.
EEG, TMS, fMRI, DTI to study the sensorimotor motor-cognitive networks, motor brain dynamics,
Computational models of action selection and motor learning.
Re-habilitation as Re-Integration: Motor-Cognitive Interactions
Reintegrating Movement and Cognition after injury, functional neurosurgery, DBS, lesions
Movement disorders and cognitive disabilities; Rehabilitation methods and results; Movement and Neuroplasticity.
The Dancing Brain:
Creativity in movement; Dance related interventions.