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Sensory Attenuation in Sport and Rehabilitation: Perspective from Research in Parkinson’s Disease

Years ago, I became interested in Parkinson’s disease. I had always been obsessed with sport, but from there emerged a fascination with how improving movement in both athletes and people with Parkinson’s might share the same principles. Kearney & Brittain (2021), Brain Sci. I didn’t set out to investigate this in our paper. Rather, we … Continue reading Sensory Attenuation in Sport and Rehabilitation: Perspective from Research in Parkinson’s Disease

Why do we ask why?

We can appreciate a great piece of music without understanding music theory, and can even generate pleasing sounds with various instruments and our voices without understanding music theory or the notes or rhythms we may generate. It’s quite incredible really, and I think this example challenges both the theory of the brain and the excessive … Continue reading Why do we ask why?

Sensory consequences to bring about actions – where does it end?

Just to be a little provocative and take an idea beyond the domain it was birthed and intended for – what happens when a whole day is shaped by predicted sensory consequences and not just a momentary action? In predictive processing, a prediction itself acts as a motor command. This means a context, goal thought, … Continue reading Sensory consequences to bring about actions – where does it end?

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Interested in movement and the basal ganglia, I am exploring connections between effective rehabilitation for people with Parkinson’s and principles of motor learning and performance in sport. I coach, love learning and dabble in theology, and it’s all connected somehow.

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