Topics

Among the topics for the Prague 2024 conference:

1. Cognition in a world of Biomechanics.
2. Physical Education as a tool for cognitive improvement
3. Aging
4. Thinking, walking, talking – integrative brain function.
5. Motivation for agency.
6. The neuropsychology of cognitive-motor interaction: evaluation and rehabilitation.
7. Effects of movement on neuroplasticity
8. Entrainment in movement
9. Rehabilitation applications
10. Neurology applications
11. Science of Dance applications
12. Effects of movement on human development
13. Movement and Neuroeducation
14.The Motor System and Movement in Speech and Language


Some topics in details:

16. Movement and Cognition in the Built Environment: (Neuroarchitecture).
The ability to observe how we respond to different spaces, investigate which spaces improve our well-being, examine whether spaces may encourage rehabilitation,  can help us plan more useful and adapted environments to improve the quality of our lives.
17. Brain Food; Glucose and Nutrition in Movement, Learning, and Cognition:
It has become increasingly clear that the food we consume plays a vital role in the development, maintenance, and resilience of the brain and function throughout life. Nutrition influences brain function at multiple levels, from molecular and cellular mechanisms to the complex neural networks that underlie human intelligence and mental health.

18. Move and talk – The bidirectional connection.

When a youngster is physically active, the vestibular system, which is linked to balance and bodily movement, is stimulated. His or her vestibular system is activated when running, leaping, climbing, somersaulting, dancing, or freezing.

The vestibular system significantly influences the development of speech and language. A youngster is more likely to experience a speech delay if they struggle to process vestibular signals.

Speech development depends on motor planning, which is aided by the vestibular system in children's brains.

Every time a youngster produces a word, they must coordinate the motions of numerous tiny muscles involved in speech! What happens if a toddler or an adult who has had a stroke is unable to process information about how muscles move? This could show up as an articulation problem, speech disability, or apraxia of speech.

When we hear words, we must first ascertain who is saying them and where they are coming from before concentrating on processing them.

The research that can help us focus on speech and language development while involving kids in movement activities needs to be found and reported. Speech and language development and pathology are important functions to understand in the context of movement and cognition.