News tagged with muscle movements

Why we can't tickle ourselves

Some of us are more ticklish than others, but nearly everyone is unable to tickle themselves. The answer is tied to how we see and how we perceive movement.

May 23, 2016
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New device approved for fecal incontinence

(HealthDay)—The Fenix Continence Restoration System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat an inability to control bowel movements for people who can't tolerate or use other approved methods.

Dec 18, 2015
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Redrawing the brain's motor map

Neuroscientists at Emory have refined a map showing which parts of the brain are activated during head rotation, resolving a decades-old puzzle. Their findings may help in the study of movement disorders affecting the head ...

Jun 16, 2015
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A game of ping-pong for the eyes

Enjoying the landscape when traveling by train – while this activity sounds like pure relaxation, in reality, it requires maximum performance from our eyes' motor system. To prevent blurring of the passing image, our eyes ...

Jun 04, 2014
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Foot study may impact design of running shoes

(Medical Xpress)—New insights into how foot muscles support the arch of the foot could spark a change in the design of running shoes, following a study led by The University of Queensland.

Feb 07, 2014
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