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·         Muscle Tension

·         Nutrition

·         Posture

·         Sensory Processing

·         Sleep

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Research Topics


My Theories

Former Theories



The Cause of Internet and TV Addiction?



01/07 to 03/07


·          I have more notes than I can publish at the moment. So, instead of leaving you in the dark until I do publish them, I’ve decided to post them here.

·          Notes will be removed when they become moot.



Laterality: Foot Dominance


If you lean in one direction, [e.g. if your keyboard and mouse are positioned so that one or both of your hands is further from your body, or if you are repeatedly reaching to one side to perform a task] the muscles on the opposite side of your body will have to work to hold you erect. The longer they have to work, the more tired and sore they'll become. Keep your center of gravity right in the middle of your body. Try swaying from side to side until you come to rest at the center [sounds like Bates’s ‘swinging’ exercise], then doing the same from front to back [sounds like alternating between slouching and arching your back to find a neutral spine position]. (interesting posture page)



Vision: Eyestrain




Laterality: Things to Consider


Localized pressure on the the funny-bone (elbow) and the wrist (potential causes of CTDs [cumulative trama disorders]—e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)





Blank wall/screen, bad alpha (Thomas Mulholland and television addiction) vs. clutter (adrenaline addiction)



Laterality: Foot Dominance


“Typically, foot preference for a particular task is characterized by its stabilizing and mobilizing (or manipulating) features. That is,

·        One limb is used to manipulate an object or lead out (e.g., kicking a ball, stepping up on a chair, letter tracing with a foot while standing, picking up a pebble), whereas

·        The other foot has the role of lending postural (stabilizing) support.

In such a bilateral context [a task involving both the left and right sides of the body], which provides a relatively clear division of functional limb action, the consensus is that

·        The mobilizing limb [the limb that is exerting greater force] is the preferred (dominant) foot, whereas

·        The foot that is used to support the actions of the preferred foot [e.g. by maintaining balance] is defined as the nonpreferred limb.

In this context, tasks that are more unilateral, such as one-foot balance [as opposed to two-foot balance, where the dominant foot supports most of the body weight, while the other foot only helps to maintain balance] and hopping on one limb, are questionable, because they do not provide clear bilateral role differentiation.”

Journal of General Psychology: 'A question of foot dominance' by Carl Gabbard,  Susan Hart





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