Neuroscience

Neuroscientists discover brain area involved in movement

It's long been accepted that the part of the brain called the primary motor cortex controls body movements. Certain groups of cells direct specific movements—for example, of the feet, hands or tongue. The cells of the primary ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your pupils reveal how much you want to move to the beat

With just one look at your eyes, experts can tell what kind of music you want to move to. The urge to dance becomes greater if you first allow yourself to stomp your feet to the beat.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Detecting exhaustion during physical exertion with smart sportswear

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed an electronic yarn capable of precisely measuring how a person's body moves. Integrated directly into sportswear or work clothing, the textile sensor predicts the wearer's exhaustion ...

Pediatrics

Digital program gets school kids moving

Every parent worries about how much time their child spends on screens, but what if screens could also provide the answer to growing levels of inactivity in Australian kids?

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