Gaia Forlami
Gaia Forlami

Sensorimotor Neuroscience & Sport for Children, Primary school De Borgwal

Wednesday 10 May 2023, 8:30 am - 11 am
A Radboud Gesture

At primary school De Borgwal in Bemmel, neuroscientists and physical trainers will teach children the relevance of movement through gamification in an interactive approach. The aim is to trigger children’s curiosity for science and movement. In this way, the scientific based approach is promoted in education. The students are taught about the brain-movement coupling while doing some fun experiments and playing and exercising together. 

Movement is a prerequisite for a correct cognitive and physical development. Thus, a sensorimotor training, structured as a cluster of diverse skills, and tailored ad hoc within the educational school program, should be a fundamental aspect corroborating childrens development, their complete cognitive and educational preparedness. The evidence from the neuroscientific and the neurophysiological disciplines span a larger spectrum of benefits: cognitive performance, learning process, adaptation, memory and attention enhancement, problem solving skills, active-proactive attitude, fostering a positive mindset, engage in sociality and promote relational skills, strength, physical health, etc.  

Each child deserve to become a champion of life and in life, capable of pursuing from a very early age a high performing lifestyle with fun and enjoyment.  

For who?

This activity is only for pupils of primary school De Borgwal

Wednesday 10 May 2023, 8:30 am - 11 am
Contact information

Gaia Forlani, dr.mag. Currently specializing as MSc in Sensorimotor Neuroscience. Dance coach and physical trainer at the RU Sportcentrum. Email: gaia.forlani [at] ru.nlrel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank"  

The Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab is part of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. The objective of the research group is to elucidate the computational and neural strategies in human sensorimotor processing, using modelling, psychophysical and neuroimaging techniques. The main focus is on how sensory information is transformed into spatial representations and motor actions and how different spatial and motor representations are updated and/or maintained during self-motion.