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Article on Neuroimaging

Researchers from Eastern Michigan University Detail New Studies and Findings in the Area of Neuroimaging

   2013 JUL 5 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Fresh data on Neuroimaging are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Ypsilanti, Michigan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) are characterized as having motor difficulties and learning impairment that may last well into adolescence and adulthood. Although behavioral deficits have been identified in many domains such as visuo-spatial processing, kinesthetic perception, and cross-modal sensory integration, recent studies suggested that the functional impairment Of certain brain areas, such as cerebellum and basal ganglia, are the underlying causes of DCD."

   Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Eastern Michigan University, "This review focuses on the 'motor learning deficits' in DCD and their possible neural correlates. It presents recent evidence from both behavioral and neuroimaging studies and discusses dominant neural hypotheses in DCD. Given the heterogeneity of this disorder, a successful intervention program should target the specific deficits on an individual basis."

   According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Future neuroimaging studies are critical steps in enhancing our understanding of learning deficits in DCD."

   For more information on this research see: Motor skill learning in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2013;34(6):2047-2055. Research in Developmental Disabilities can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Research in Developmental Disabilities -

   The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Bo, Eastern Michigan University, Dept. of Psychol, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, United States.

   Keywords for this news article include: Michigan, Ypsilanti, Pediatrics, Neuroimaging, United States, North and Central America

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