The 2018  International Conference


Movement and Cognition

at the

 Joseph B. Martin conference center at

Harvard Medical School


Hall A = Amphitheater

Hall C = Rotunda

Hall C = Pechet

Hall D = Bray


Map colors:   Friday    Saturday    Sunday   Posters


Friday 27 July

8:00 AM – Reception + registration


9:00 AM- 10:00 AM: Amphitheater:   Opening lecture, Keynote speaker:

The resonant brain: How conscious seeing, hearing, feeling, and knowing regulate movement
Stephen Grossberg


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Sessions:

Amphitheater: (CE1)   Chairperson  Raed Mualem

Unlocking potential and enhancing learning abilities through movement-based programs in the early years
Jane Williams

Movement, mathematics and brain among high school students
Sherif Ganem

Participation of high school students with learning difficulties in a physics video-based laboratory and their understanding of relative motion
Louis Trudel


Rotunda: (RS10) Chairperson Sharon Israely

Timed up-and-go dual-task performance: A marker for dementia?
Ylva Cedervall

Intensive agility training followed by a two year long agility maintenance program slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease
József Tollár

NCAA Division I volleyball coaches attribute success to identifying movement and cognitive preferences using Action Types Approach (ATA)
Brie Katz



Pechet: (sp40) Chairperson Tal Dotan Ben Soussan

Molecular education: Endogenous brain derived neurotrophic factor stimulation following Quadrato Motor Training
Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan
Motor control during over ground walking: An fNIRS study
Lutz Schega
What do we see during action observation? Memory encoding, retention, and retrieval of the whole-body movement sequences
Shiau-Chuen Chiou



Bray room:  Adapted tango and rehabilitative dance modalities: A primer for application in people with movement disorders
Madeleine E Hackney and Yulia Gamerman
Room 216: Micro-movement, gesture and body cues that accelerate individual and couple psychotherapy treatment
David Mars
Room 217: Human gait movement patterning and movement re-education
Madeline Black


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM:     Coffee break, Poster presentations, Dance practice.


11:30 AM – 13:00 AM:     Sessions:


Amphitheater: (CI4)  Chairperson Leon Morales-Quezada

The “noisy” brain: Autism spectrum disorder understood as a disorder of neuro-movement underlying cognitive, behavioral, and social challenges – A case study
Anat Baniel and Neil Sharp
Infants learn and change movement!
Jeongah Kim
Infant developmental movement patterns
Michelle M. Turner
Perceptual and visuomotor cognitive function and its relationship with visual episodic memory in children and adolescents with cleft lip and palate.
Patricia Soares Baltazar Bodoni

Rotunda: (RS18) Chairperson Joav Merrick

Imagine a world without concussions: Melding neuroplasticity and psychology to heal traumatic brain injury
Joanny Liu
Therapeutic efficacy of yoga in individuals with varied traumatic stress histories
Kintla Striker
Influence on plantar loadings of Tai Chi exercise for individuals with knee osteoarthritis during walking
Lin Wang
An evaluation of the left-hand grip force modulation in right-handed healthy subjects and right-sided hemiplegic stroke patients
Ronaldo L da Silva


Pechet: (DT21)  Chairperson Madeleine E Hackney

The YES Manifesto to the elderly body 2: Dance and movement in old age. How to reach quality movement
Galit Liss
Applied Natya (dance)  therapy: Integrating science and arts for mental health through Bharata’s Natya Shastra
Dimple Kaur
Effects of dance movement therapy on cognitive, physical and psychosocial functioning in elderly with early dementia
Rainbow TH Ho
The effects of auricular neuromodulation on heart rate variability of healthy adults
Estelio HM Dantas


Bray room: (AD50) Chairperson Sharon Israely.

The development of generalized motor program in constant and variable practice conditions
Stanislaw H Czyz
Traversing the succession of space to place to home: A kinesthetic comprehension of the body as it forms an epistemology of space
Sarah Matzke
Investigating the role and impact of incoordination in mental health conditions
Paulene Helen Kamps
Muscle heterogeneity associated to plasticity and funcional asymmetry
Marcelo Semiatzh,


Room 216 : (AD51)

The influence of habitual physical activity on the control of stress of individuals in situation of vulnerability to HIV/AIDS Infection
Luiz Claudio Pereira Ribeiro
Combined effect of cycling and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on cognitive and motor inhibition, affect and attention in patients with cardiovascular disease and depression as a comorbid condition
Sandip Bhaise
Meditation, arts and cognitive impacts with trauma and brain injury patients in day rehabilitation program
Linda Levine Madori
Quantum cognition: Evidence that human brain processes information utilizing quantum logic
Everett X Wang




Room 217:  Vestibular and balance sensorimotor training
M Jesús Jiménez


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM     Lunch Break, Poster presentations, Dance practice.


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM     Sessions:


Amphitheater: (Sym8) Chairperson Rebecca Barnstaple

Mechanisms of dance in the rehabilitation of neurodegenerative conditions
Rebecca Barnstaple
Targeted dance class ameliorates ataxia in multiple sclerosis
Citlali Lopez-Ortiz
Fearlessly more alive: Dancing with Parkinson’s disease
Cecilia Fontanesi
Rehabilitative partnered dance: Oscillations of internally and externally guided movements
Madelaine Hackney
A model for changing the brain through learning: long term choreography in experts and people with Parkinson’s disease 
Joseph DeSouza


Rotunda: (RS12) Chairperson Eli Carmeli

Qualitative and quantitative assessment of the ReWire Movement Method with an adult with cerebral palsy: A single case study 
Nina Martin
Physical activity, exercise and dance to enhance wellbeing and movement in people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Meg E Morris
A theory of bilateral alternating stimulation in tactile form (BLAST) in improving motor function in Parkinson’s, ADHD and OCD: A case study
Emily Kade and Amy Serin
a-Synuclein oligomers and aggregation is prevented by bioactive compounds and Sirt3 overexpression: Implications for movement disorder
Mordhwaj Singh Parihar
Vestibular dysfunction as a complication of diabetes mellitus. How may sensorimotor training help?
M Jesús Jiménez
Ontogenetic therapeutic approach for Alzheimer disease: Toward a neuroplasticity principled rehabilitation model
Valentin Bragin


Pechet: (ME50) Chairperson Marina Lobova

Biomechanics and psychomechanics of movement in dance, sport and health programs from the point of view of logic of six dimensional coordinate system
Marina Lobova
The evolution of apparent motor action pattern of the operator of a complex system
Shan Fu
Validated extraction of refined temporal gait parameters using foot-worn accelerometers in dual task walking condition of older adults
Mohamed Boutaayamou
Multi-dimentional evidence-based practice approach and neuropsychological findings in Apert syndrome
K Drorit Gaines, Francisco J Iribarren
Electrophysiological correlates of language-induced motor activity: Combining cognitive event related potentials and the grip force sensor
Fernanda Pérez-Gay Juárez
Illusory drift in the visual field as a method for understanding proprioception
Jonathon Schofield, Courtney Shell



Bray room:

Alice in wonderland: Motor imagery and movement in conceptual and theoretical learning processes
Maria Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez, Jaime Polanco
Dance movement as a tool for educating individuals with autism: Theoretical and practical principles of applied neuroscience and educational theory
Joanne Lara and Ali Golding

Room 216:
WiseMotion Explorers:  Experiencing dance with neuroscientific theory
Hanna Poikonen
Walking, entrainment and social synchronization: A participatory workshop
Elaine Westwick

Room 217:
Working with post traumatic stress disorder: Integrating body
Liza Palchan
Dancing the connected body: Exploration of bipedalism to artistic expression through the Lens of Anatomy Trains
Laurice D Nemetz


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM         Coffee Break, Poster presentations, Dance practice.


4:30 PM- 5:30 PM       Keynote speaker, Amphitheater:

Parallels in brainstem, motor and autonomic development and their relationship to hemispheric integrative function
Robert Melillo


5:30 PM – 6:30 PM :Rotunda

An after program special presentation of  Feedback – Biofeedback based live performance
Dr. Yuval Oded (Psychologist), Danielle-Natalie Kind (Choreographer) , Oryan Rosen (Dancer), Noa Bar (Dancer), Noa Sagie (Project Manager), Eden Kramer (Dancer), Avishay Zawoznik (Musician)



Saturday 28 July  


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Keynote speaker, Amphitheater:

From seniors to students: Using exercise to increase cognition and emotional well-being
John J Ratey


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM     Sessions:

Amphitheater: (CE2)  Chairperson Raed Mualem

The impact of aerobic exercise on cognitive abilities in children from different socioeconomic groups
Raed Mualem
Recreation and movement interventions to promote the cognitive development of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities: A scoping review of the literature
Jean-Paul Collet
Movement: The first language in cognition and in a child’s development in school
Gillian D McNamee



Feedback – Biofeedback based live performance
Dr. Yuval Oded (Psychologist), Danielle-Natalie Kind (Choreographer) , Oryan Rosen (Dancer), Noa Bar (Dancer), Noa Sagie (Project Manager), Eden Kramer (Dancer), Avishay Zawoznik (Musician)


Pechet: (SP41) Chairperson Charles Duncan

Mental representation in motor learning: The impact of physical and mental practice on action representation and performance
Thomas Schack
Dual-task interference is not determined by mental effort
Kirsty Brock
The competition-cooperation continuum
Charles A Duncan


Bray room: (AG30) Chairperson Eli Carmeli

Older age affects physical but not mental fatigability, hand but not shoulder sensorimotor features: implications on age-appropriate workplace design
Maxana Weiss
A longitudinal analysis of ALF resident wandering using ultra wideband real-time location services (RTLS): Results of a yearlong study
William D Kearns
Understanding the relationship between gait velocity and cognition in cognitively impaired older adults
Bonnie Tran




Room 216: What is missing in movement and cognition? Dual task intensity as an exercise prescription
Mike Studer
Room 217: Integrating yoga in the classroom for cognitive stimulation for self-regulation and attributional retraining
Kimberly Cassidy, Melissa Nelson 


10:30 AM – 11.00 AM:       Coffee break, Poster presentations, Dance practice.


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM   Sessions:


Amphitheater:  (CAD5-6) Chairperson Robert Melillo

Differences in intelligence performance for students with and without ADHD in elementary school
Yung-Wen Tang
Cross patterns training, rhythm and cognitive integration to improve development disorders: Cognitive motor training
Eleonora Palmieri
 High-intensity interval exercise improves selective attention in university students
Jeremy J Walsh
Sensory integration and the perception of movement: Body midline crossing in Capoeira and gymnastics in children with special needs
Rosaura Camacho-Olguín
Physical activity and recreational programs for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities: The parent perspective regarding improvement
Mojgan Gitimoghaddam
Six Strategies for Body-To-Brain Awareness Children, Movement, and Research
Catherine Rosasco-Mitchell


Rotunda:  (Symp9) Chairperson Jing Xian Li

Effects of Tai Chi experiences and skill on the brain white matter structure
Jing Xian Li
The modulation effect of Tai Chi and Baduanjin on brain structure and function in older adults
Jian Kong
Effect of Tai Chi practice on dual-tasking performance and its underlying mechanism
William WN Tsang
Effect of Tai Chi practice and arm ergometry (AE) exercise on prefrontal cortex activity between TC practitioners and non-practitioners
William WN Tsang
Tai Chi Chuan practice decreases functional connectivity in default mode network: Evidences from both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies
Gao-Xia Wei
 Effect of Tai Chi Chuan in improving cognitive functions in older persons after traumatic brain injury
Mau-Roung Lin


Pechet: (AD58ps) Chairperson Michael Mannino

Movement kinematics drive chain selection towards intention detection
Cristina Becchio
The brain and sensorimotor intelligence
Vincent Di Norcia
Longitudinal recordings of eye movements confirm the neuropathological model of sequential oculomotor alterations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Elmar H Pinkhardt
Chronic itch-scratch behaviour is a cognitive phenomenon mediated through neuroendocrine receptors
Chan KT Michael
Validating the correlation between movement and language through the lens of adult attachment status
Talia B Shafir
Genetic potential and cognitive giftedness
Monica Sensio Paes



Bray room: Light and the sensate moving body
Stephen Auger and  Martha Eddy

Applications of the framework for integration: Locating, analyzing, and redirecting interferences
Elizabeth Johnson, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol and Luc Vanier
Room 214: Moving to a decision: Movement pattern analysis (MPA) 
Laurie Cameron

Thinking bodies in moving spaces: Stimulating sensorimotor learning with awake, adapt, evolve movement vocabulary
Christina Mastori
Room 216:  Some specific movements initiated by the therapist have a deep influence on patient’s cognitions: Developing healing, emotional intelligence and resilience to stress through “static moving”, create à basic sensory field to have access to primal feelings of happiness
Michèle S Quintin
Improving spinal mobility and flexibility in neuro-degenerative conditions with dynamic neuro-cognitive imagery (DNI) training
Eric Franklin and Amit Abraham
Room 217: Movement, interaction, play: Three paintings as embodiments of empathy, conversation and entrainment in motion
Gerburg Garmann
Physical and cognitive evaluation of a neuroplasticity exercise program: A pilot study
Lana Gelb  and Denise Medved


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   Lunch Break, Poster presentations, Dance practice.


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM   sessions:


Amphitheater: (Symp11) Chairperson Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell

Symposium–Cultivating neuroplasticity through interoception in somatic movement practices: Evolving research methods
Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell
Movement research with fidelity to practice-driven transformation
Martha Herbert
Overcoming movement limitations through interoception in somatic movement practices: Pioneers’ case studies and current applications among cancer survivors
Martha Eddy
Breath and body awareness in somatic movement practices augments awareness of self and others
Bonnie Gintis
The impact of a somatic movement intervention on interoceptive ability and stress resilience among flight attendants exposed to second-hand smoke
Peter Payne



Rotunda: (RS16-17) Chairperson José León-Carrión

Recovery of cognitive functions during multidisciplinary rehabilitation after severe traumatic brain injury
José León-Carrión
Direction modulation of muscle synergies in a hand-reaching task
Sharon Israeli
The impact of enhanced motor timing, vestibular integration and oculomotor efficiency on specific cognitive domains in addiction recovery
Michael S Trayford
The integration of Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals with physical therapy in treating a patient with chronic pain, PTSD and military sexual trauma
Nina Kaufman
The Trager approach to auto-pedestrian collision injury rehabilitation: Why fluid, casual and unflappable works
Stephanie Artz
Effect of mudra and visual-motor imagery on visual-motor integration functioning and time-based and event-based prospective memory in patients with social anxiety disorder
Sandip  Bhaise


BRAY : (AD59fd) Chairperson Hannah Poikonen

(Loco-) motion and cognition
Anton Fuerlinger
A neurophilosophical approach to the intersection of movement and cognition
Michael Mannino
A new philosophy of man and humanism
Hans LM Dassen
Dancers play the role of therapeutic agents to transform the audience
Tsofia Bar-El
Dance on cortex: ERPs and phase synchrony in dancers and musicians during a contemporary dance piece
Hanna Poikonen
Joint actions in a musical duo improvisation: Bodily and acoustical characteristics
Clemens Wöllner



PECHET : Positive neuroplasticity through movement: Demonstration of Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement (ABMNM) through video, audience participation, movement lessons, theory and demonstrations
Anat Baniel and Neil Sharp
Moving parts: Somatic imaginaries and kinaesthetic awareness in Argentine tango
Rebecca Barnstaple
Room 214: Off the grid demonstrative lecture: Cognitive embodiment from theory to practice through the Constellation Points method
John Ottmann
Room 216:  Playing the piano with movement intelligence
Doug Boltson
Bodily writing: A studio-based research practice for interpreting data
Alexia Buono
Room 217: Tai Chi movements and its links with dance: Relevance to Rrehabilitation of the disabled and elderly
Subhasis Banerji
Using dance and choreography devices to enhance learning of fascial and biotensegral motion
May Kesler


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM   Coffee break, Poster presentations, Dance practice.


4:30 PM – 5:00 PM  Amphitheater: Keynote speaker:

Your gut feeling: what can go wrong and what can be done.
Andrew Campbell

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM     Sessions:


Amphitheater:  (AD60)  Neil Sharp

Conditioned motor learning in cerebral palsy: An operant conditioned brain computer interphase approach
Diana Martinez
The amygdala and the present experience of now in relation to movement and art
Mogens Davidsen and Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan
Motor tDCS in patients with disorders of consciousness
Géraldine Martens


Rotunda: (AD61) Chairperson Richard Rende

Movement and cognition at the laboratory of somatic for architecture and landscape
Maria Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez
An interdisciplinary approach to embodied decision making: Integrating movement pattern analysis, cognitive science, political science and neuroscience
Brenda L Connors1, Richard Rende
Do skin and muscle contributions to movement perception conflict?
Courtney Shell, Jonathon Schofield


Pechet: (AD62) Chairperson  Gregory Thielman

Cognitive reserve and clinical implications for physical therapy for individuals post stroke: A pilot study
 Gregory Thielman
Functional neural correlates of slower gait among older adults with mild cognitive impairment
Chun L Hsu
Alexander technique exposure leads to changes in behavioral and physiological measures of movement planning and execution
Audre Wirtanen


Bray room:  (AD63) Chairperson Jess Humphrey

The choreography of perception: Embodied cognition, agency and immediacy in spontaneous dancemaking
Jess Humphrey, Leslie Seiters and Eric Geiger
The Cognitive Role of Spatial Diagrams in the Theater: Samuel Beckett’s play Come and Go as a case study
Irit Degani-Raz,
Is the body enough? Investigating the effects of nonverbal communication between choreographer and dancer
Imani Rameses




Room 216: Brazilian performance art: Dance with wood surdo
Isabela Almeida Ramos
Room 217: Measuring empathy in dancer-dancer interactions: The use of wearable sensors in the choreographic process
Ilya D Vidrin




Saturday Evening Event  (optional) :

8:00 pm, at the Park Plaza Hotel     :  The traditional social event for the conference participants, Reception, Cocktail and Dancing, will be held on Saturday night at the Park Plaza Hotel. More details will be available during the conference. However and no matter what, do not forget to pack your dancing shoes and bring them with you to Boston. You will use them.



Sunday 29 July


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Amphitheater: Opening lecture,

“I” and “Thou”: Cognitive-motor interaction in the development of individuation
Gerry Leisman


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM     Sessions:


Amphitheater: (AG31) Chairperson Oded Meiron


Gender differences in stepping patterns while crossing an obstacle in older adults
Tiphanie E. Raffegeau
EEG reactivity to auditory motor-command stimuli in permanent vegetative-state patients putatively predicts clinical outcome
Oded Meiron
Heart Project: A demonstrative lecture-performance about the embodiment of the human heart in choreography
Nitzan Lederman
How is the mind present in sensorimotor learning? An explanation in terms of instrumental representations
Hsi-Wen D Liu


Rotunda: (CE8) Chairperson Raed Mualem

Childhood cognition and standing balance in mid to later life: Longitudinal evidence from a British birth cohort
Joanna M Blodgett
Motor proficiency—not moderate to vigorous physical activity—is related to executive function skills in early childhood
Michael T Willoughby
Heart Project: A demonstrative lecture-performance about the embodiment of the human heart in choreography
Nitzan Lederman


Pechet: (RS11) Chairperson Amit Abraham

Dynamic neuro-cognitive imagery (DNI) training improves mental imagery ability, motor symptoms and non-motor function in individuals with Parkinson’s disease
Amit Abraham
Moving while singing: How internal cues can improve walking for older adults and people with Parkinson disease
Elinor C Harrison
What is standing? Redefining the mechanics of standing and clinical interventions
Kimberly Huggins and Michelle Turner



Room 214: Extracts from ‘conversations with dystonia – parts one and two’: A demonstrative choreography in the application of neuroplasticity and integrated dance
Suzie Birchwood
Room 216: Developmental motor re-education for children with special needs and disabilities: A new holistic model of learning
Yuji Oka and Stephanie Gottlob
Room 217: Novelty and functional neurological PRE-habilitation
David Gallina


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM        Coffee break, Poster presentations.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM   sessions:


Amphitheater: (DD22-23)  Chairperson Maya Gavish

Awake, adapt, evolve: A research project of site specific performances on movement adaptability and neuroplasticity
Christina Mastori
Expertise and strategic thinking in dance-making: The application of strategies for diversifying dance designs
Maya Gavish
Foraging for movement patterns: A choreographer’s quest
Ana Rita Fonseca

Do we need eyes to see or is vision enough?
Michal Huber-Rotschild
Embodying the mind: Somatics as a foundation for refining dance practices
Rachelle Palnick Tsachor


Rotunda: (SYMP20)

Executive function in motion: Assessment and training in children and adults
Morris D Bell
Executive function in motion: Development of the Activate Test of Embodied Cognition (ATEC) 
Morris D Bell, Andrea Weinstein and Fillia Makedon
Advances in motion capture technology for the Activate Test of Embodied Cognition (ATEC)
Alex Dillhoff, Srujana Gattupalli and Vassilis Athitsos
Cognition-enhanced physical exercises to improve academic learning skills in elementary school children
Lynne Kenney and Bruce E Wexler
Synchronized physical exercise and computer-based brain exercise effects cognition in healthy older adults: A randomized controlled trial in community healthcare center
Kun Liu


Pechet C: (RM14-15) Chairperson Eli Carmeli

Modulating movement: The case for transcranial direct current stimulation in cerebral palsy
Leon Morales-Quezada
Proposal of early intervention of physical therapy in children in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Betel Rivero
Audemes as virtual landmarks in scalable aural maps
Steve Mannheimer
Spatial memory, stress hormones and anxiety are affected by exercise training
Eli Carmeli
A new approach to rehabilitation and chronic pain: The role of somatic movement education in a residential program for rheumatic patients
Bibiana Badenes
Beyond somato-emotional release in craniosacral therapy: Facilitating movement
Annette BoVee-Akyurek



ROOM 214:   Posture-gesture mergers: Integrated body actions that reveal decision-making style
Daniela Wancier 

Cognition under examination: Illusionism, lateral thinking and somatic
Jaime Polanco
Room 216:    From me to we: Self embodiment as a tool for developing kinesthetic empathy within group dynamics
Milca Leon
Heal your brain.  Reclaim your life.  Ways to ensure maximum recovery after a brain injury. 
Susana Stoica
Room 217:  The science of dance: How Capoeira can improve dance techniques?
Gleydciane A Fernandes

Movement as a key to unlock cognitive resources in individuals diagnosed with major neurocognitive disorder
Donna Newman-Bluestein, Erica Hornthal and Cecilia Fontanesi


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM            Lunch break, Poster presentation.


2:00 PM – 4:00 PM         Sessions:


Amphitheater: (Sym10) Chairperson Madeleine E Hackney

Motor-cognitive interaction: The role and measurement of engagement
Madeleine E Hackney
The role of creative engagement in promoting motor rehabilitation after central nervous system injury
Lise Worthen-Chaudhari
Partnered dance exercise is a cognitively demanding, mentally stimulating movement conversation and anyone can do it
Madeleine E Hackney
An inquiry into mental imagery across the spectrum of human capabilities
Amit Abraham
Using mental imagery to reanimate paralyzed limbs: Translating thoughts into action
Marcie Bockbrader


Rotunda: (DT20) Chairperson Joanne Lara

Changes in body image among patients with depression in dance movement therapy groups
Päivi Pylvänäinen
Dance movement as a tool for educating individuals with autism
Joanne Lara and Ali Golding
Evaluating the impact of dance activities for people in different stages of dementia
Trish Vella-Burrows and Lian Wilson
Professional modern dancers who become physical therapists as a second career: A phenomenological inquiry into their experiential understanding of the body and movement
Ione Beauchamp
The effects of community dance based exercise program on balance and functional mobility for people with balance impairments: Follow-up results
Yulia Gamerman
Kinetics and kinematics of the lower extremity during performance of two typical Tai Chi movements by the elders
Nok-Yeung Law


Pechet:  (AD70) Chairperson Efraim Jaul

The relationship between cognition and physical activity in people with stroke
Margie Roos and Gregory Thielman
Immobility dementia and pressure ulcers common phathophophysiological mechanism
Efraim Jaul and Oded Meiron
CogStep: A home-based psychoeducation and exercise program for older adults with mild cgnitive impairment or early stage Alzheimer’s disease
Shantel L Duffy
Relearning like babies learn: A sensory augmentation approach to stroke rehabilitation using wearable technology
Subhasis Banerji
Neuroinhibitory modulation training and dance for symptom management in a 36-year-old female dancer with generalized dystonia: A case study
Joaquin Farias
Immediate effect of neurodynamic versus stretching of calf muscle in subjects with calf tightness
Kaniz Rabia



R00m 214:    Leading dance sessions for special students
Sean Ziv
The soma-social effects of movement in empathy
Vincent WL Yong.
Room 216:  Rapid recovery from physical trauma: A new and revolutionary treatment
Judith A Swack
Cracking the body movement code. A dance therapy based study on human movement profile of patients with psychosis disorders
Ilona Boute van de Meent
Room 217:  Body of movement: The power of kinetic expression
Glenn Brooks and Kai Cole
Cognitive imagery and corresponding movement to help Parkinson’s patients fluidity, stability and balance
Donna Brooks


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM             Last Coffee Break

4:30 PM -5:30 PM                            Closure and Farewell session


Posters Presenters:

 Poster presentation A

Multiple sclerosis: Correlation between infection and antibiotic treatment
Seema Mahesh
Psychomotricity in vestibular dysfunction therapy (VDT): A collective health question
Elisangela Hermes
Using motor learning principles to examine the application of skill progression medical tests to facilitate balance re-gaining after a stroke
Lin Wang
Neuromodulation by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Effective cognitive rehabilitation after a stroke
Fernanda V Moraes
Transcranial magnetic stimulation: Monitoring of a patient submitted to intervention after ischemic stroke
Fernanda V Moraes
Absent N200 and P300 in pontomesentephalic junction lesion
Fernanda V Moraes
LUCIE-The Lund University Checklist for Incipient Exhaustion: A useful tool for clinical screening of incipient work-related exhaustion
Artur Tenenbaum
Frequency resonating insoles improve postural sway after two weeks of full time wear in eyes closed conditions: A pilot study
Annette Verpillot
Feasibility and usability of a video game-based multicomponent training for older adults and its effects on motor functions, cognition and brain activity
Manuela Omlin
The effect of cotton pads impregnated with amber suspension on collagen and elastin
Inga Lyashenko


 Poster presentation B

Eye movement as an indicator of cognitive difficulty
Cezary Biele
When and how motoric and semantic knowledge about tools are retrieved during motor planning?
Francois Foerster
Psychological resilience and mindfulness as protective factors to maintain mental wellbeing after spinal cord injury
Jace S Pincock
Synergism of behavioral neurology in treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring
Patrick Lee
Object representation, the role of features and intended goals on objects
Miguel Cienfuegos
Effect of kinesiology tape versus rigid tape in improving chronic non-specific low back pain: A randomized clinical trial
Kaniz Rabia
Measuring dancer turnout in situ using two different techniques
Matthew W Wittstein
Awareness through movement improves movement imagery and balance in adults post-stroke: Preliminary findings
James Stephens


 Poster presentation C

Perceptual-motor skills and prior skills for reading and writing learning of children with cleft lip and palate
Évelyn R Benati
Neurophysiological effects of motor and conceptual representations
Ludwig Vogel
Effect of attachment security priming on heart rate
Sofia Cabrera
A high-intensity multi-component agility intervention improves Parkinson’s patients’ clinical and motor symptoms
József Tollár
Transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive rehabilitation: A promising strategy to functional recovery after brain damage
Hélio Fernandes da Silva-Filho
Toy library allied to learning, reassessment twenty years after the implementation of the method
Anna Lou Olivier
Multitherapy as an allied in the treatment of dyslexia and acquired dyslexia (specific learning disorder with impairment in reading)
Anna Lou Olivier
Energy and correlation analysis of gait and EEG representations during an auditory working memory task
Thomas Quatieri
Effectiveness of Feldenkrais method in multiple sclerosis symptoms
Triantafillia Reziti
Functional evaluation in critically ill patient
Francisco Ríos


 Poster presentation D

The integration of Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals with physical therapy in treating a patient with chronic pain, PTSD and military sexual trauma
Nina Kaufman
The potential role and activation of pineal gland
Vipan Devgan
Gender differences in gait during adaptive locomotor tasks in older adults
Grace K Kellaher
Effect of regular Tai Chi practice on dynamic Postural stability during obstacle crossing among the elderly
Jia-Hao Chang, Jing Xian Li
Altered visuo-motor learning via imitation in autism spectrum disorder
Danielle McAuliffe
Patients with oncological terminal stages and its relations: A medical school student perspective
Enzo Santiago Rezende, Ana Lídia Ferreira de Oliveira
The application of the syncytiotrophoblast for the treatment of atherosclerotic plaque
Ana Lídia Ferreira de Oliveira, Enzo Santiago Rezende
Importance of human physiology in the process of training knowledge of the medical futures of Brazil
Enzo Santiago Rezende, Ana Lídia Ferreira de Oliveira
Positive effects of dance and active playing on learning in social vulnerability children
Isabela Almeida Ramos
Brain injury: A cage of glass and making a micro gliacell orchestra play
Ulrika Sandén


 Poster presentation E

Improved reading and increased brain derived neurotrophic factor following Quadrato Motor Training: The case of dyslexia
Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan
Thinking bodies in moving spaces: Stimulating sensorimotor learning with awake, adapt, evolve movement vocabulary
Christina Mastori
Axin-2 knockdown promote mitochondrial biogenesis and dopaminergic neurogenesis by regulating Wnt/ß-catenin signaling in rat model of Parkinson’s disease
Akanksha Mishra
The use of a group music intervention to support school readiness in preschool children with hearing loss
Glynnis DuBois
Miss your putts? The key EEG index to achieve the superior golf putting performance
Ming-Yang Cheng
The Jaw Balance: Understanding the role of jaw and teeth position in movement, postural stability, and manual methods for structural integrity
Michael Jansson
Creativity and coordination among sensorimotor training experts
Antonio De Fano
Moderate-intensity exercise induces neurogenesis and improves cognition in old mice by upregulating hippocampal hippocalcin, otub1 and spectrin-a
Ji Hyun Kim
A comprehensive literature review: Movement, cognition and related disciplines in neurological development and reading
Lisa Beatrice Kline

 The Conference LocationThe Joseph  B. Martin Conference Center,  77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston,  at the  Harvard Medical School.









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