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mildadhd
09-07-14, 11:00 PM
"The primary-process emotions are all connected to movements, and the evidence now indicates that raw emotional feelings arise from the same ancient brain networks that control our instinctual emotional life."


-Panksepp/Biven, "The Archaeology of Mind", (Preface and Acknowledgments)



Hi

In this thread I would like to explore and learn more about human stereotypies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypy) and non-human stereotypies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypy_(non-human)).




3. When do children usually start these repetitive movements?

Typically motor stereotypic movements begin within the first 3 years of life. In a study of normal children who exhibited flapping or waving of the arms or hands, 80% began before 24 months of age; 12% between 24 and 35 months; and 8% at 36 months or older.


http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/pediatric-neurology/conditions/motor-stereotypies/faqs.html#3








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SB_UK
09-08-14, 03:40 PM
Repetitive movements ?

Running.

Sedentary Society.

Question - the importance of running, running, running ? in brain development.

Just discovered thanks to barefoot running that our kids are all runners.

SB_UK
09-08-14, 03:43 PM
Noticed that kiddies hyperactivity reduces with LOTS of exercise.

A considerable amount more than is timetabled.

Personally - getting back to the point where I can't stop running.

mildadhd
09-08-14, 04:17 PM
Noticed that kiddies hyperactivity reduces with LOTS of exercise.

A considerable amount more than is timetabled.

Personally - getting back to the point where I can't stop running.


Funny

I just recently noticed that big young Dog's hyperactivity reduces with lots of exercise.

And my hyperactivity reduces with lots of exercise, running after big young Dog.




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mildadhd
09-08-14, 04:47 PM
Can PLAY Diminish ADHD and Facilitate the Construction of the Social Brain? (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2242642/)


Abstract

The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) has been increasing at an alarming rate, paralleled by the prescription of highly effective psychostimulants whose developmental effects on growing brains remain inadequately characterized.

One reason for the increasing incidence of ADHD may be the diminishing availability of opportunities for pre-school children to engage in natural self-generated social play.

Pre-clinical work indicates that play can facilitate behavioral inhibition in growing animals, while psychostimulants reduce playfulness.

The idea that intensive social play interventions, throughout early childhood, may alleviate ADHD symptoms remains to be evaluated.

As an alternative to the use of play-reducing psychostimulants, society could establish play “sanctuaries” for at-risk children in order to facilitate frontal lobe maturation and the healthy development of pro-social minds.




Keywords: ADHD, play, social brain, growth factors, frontal lobes







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SB_UK
09-13-14, 03:23 PM
Funny

I just recently noticed that big young Dog's hyperactivity reduces with lots of exercise.

And my hyperactivity reduces with lots of exercise, running after big young Dog.




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Hours and hours of exercise a day and want to do more ... ... and more.

Hoping that the feet will hold out.

Can't stop running.

The Tarahumara don't stop -- why should we ?

male and female, young and old

16 consecutive marathons by the Tarahumara and we thing a Sun morning jog is tiring ... ...

daveddd
09-13-14, 03:28 PM
i believe movements like this (even some cases of seizures) are away of discharging emotional energy

avoiding the crossover to cognition