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The basal ganglia: motor and cognitive relationships in a clinical neurobehavioral context
Some of the new anatomic, physiologic, and behavioral findings that have contributed to a reappraisal of function concerning the basal ganglia and cerebellar loops with the cerebral cortex are reviewed and applied in clinical applications to obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder as examples of how compromise at different points in the system may yield similar but different clinical results.
Cognitive-motor interactions of the basal ganglia in development
- Gerry Leisman, Orit Braun-Benjamin, R. Melillo
- Biology, PsychologyFront. Syst. Neurosci.
- 13 February 2014
Neural circuits linking activity in anatomically segregated populations of neurons in subcortical structures and the neocortex throughout the human brain regulate complex behaviors such as walking,…
Effect of massage on blood flow and muscle fatigue following isometric lumbar exercise.
- H. Mori, H. Ohsawa, T. H. Tanaka, Eiichi Taniwaki, Gerry Leisman, K. Nishijo
- MedicineMedical science monitor : international medical…
- 1 May 2004
A significant difference was observed between massage and rest condition on VAS for muscle fatigue and lumbar massage administration also appeared to have some effect on increasing skin temperature and enhancement of blood flow in local regions.
Biomechanics of head injury.
The possibilities associated with trauma-induced lesions include: the establishment of large pressure gradients associated with damage resulting from absolute motion of the brain and its displacement relative to the skull; flexion-extension of the upper cervical cord; skull deformation and/or rotational acceleration.
QEEG Spectral and Coherence Assessment of Autistic Children in Three Different Experimental Conditions
- C. Machado, Mario Estévez, Carlos Beltrán
- PsychologyJournal of autism and developmental disorders
- 19 September 2013
In autistics, VwA versus V–A tended to show lower coherence values in the right hemisphere, and an impairment of visual and auditory sensory integration in autistics might explain the results.
Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood: An Evolutionary Perspective
The evolution of the human brain and the Evolution of the Cerebral Cortex are studied to explore the role of movement in human evolution.
Thinking, Walking, Talking: Integratory Motor and Cognitive Brain Function
In this article, we argue that motor and cognitive processes are functionally related and most likely share a similar evolutionary history. This is supported by clinical and neural data showing that…
Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Gerry Leisman, C. Machado, Yanín Machado, Mauricio Chinchilla-Acosta
- Psychology, MedicineAdvances in experimental medicine and biology
It is found that low-level laser therapy could be an effective tool for reducing irritability and other symptoms and behaviors associated with the autistic spectrum disorder in children and adolescents, with positive changes maintained and augmented over time.
Autistic Spectrum Disorders as Functional Disconnection Syndrome
It is proposed that increasing the baseline oscillation speed of one entire hemisphere will enhance the coordination and coherence between the two hemispheres allowing for enhanced motor and cognitive binding.
Coherence of Hemispheric Function in Developmental Dyslexia
- Gerry Leisman
- PsychologyBrain and Cognition
- 1 March 2002
Left parieto-occipital EEG leads record a frequency spectrum in dyslexics that is consistently different from the spectrum obtained from normals. It is suggested that these effects represent…