Neuroscience 1 The importance of working with the nervous system.

Neuroscience 1 The importance of working with the nervous system.

Body balance and harmony.

It is important for our biological stimulation and to develop the ability to adapt  to work and the  tolerance to different environments and to be able to stimulate motor control, generating challenges so that our body is stimulated and strengthened.

Did you know that constipation and other common chronic diseases of the digestive system are a prodrome of diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?

What is the conjunctival reserve of the brain?

It is important for our brain to work in balance, as we lose capacity over time. Part of its function is to protect us and slow down the degeneration of brain function (degenerative diseases, also related to the Glymphatic system and intestinal function (enteric plexus).

It is important to create intellectual cognitive challenges but also physical challenges to preserve mobility, that is why it is necessary as therapists to understand how the brain manages movement, to stimulate motor neurons, to preserve our autonomous capacity of movement.

Brain / spinal cord
Systemic Nervous System
Sensory nerves (eyes, ears, skin)
Motor nerves (musculo-skeletal system)
Autonomic nervous system, vegetative. Visceral, sympathetic and parasympathetic system.
Important to note afferent and efferent functions.

Functions of the lobes in the conscious and unconscious facets:


Frontal lobe is the part of the hemisphere responsible for controlling our movements and executing our actions.

It is responsible for the inhibition of our impulses, which is important in a life in society.


Function of lobes in the conscious and unconscious facets.

Integration of sensory stimuli (what is perceived by our senses), both consciously and unconsciously.

It has somatosensory function and sensory-motor integration.

It also integrates visual, auditory, and somatosensory information in order to guide behavior, and interprets information about heat, cold, pain, touch.

The temporal lobe:

It is responsible for memory and visuospatial navigation (three-dimensional vision, and the ability to represent, analyze and manipulate objects mentally). 

It is of paramount importance for consciousness because it houses structures such as the amygdala and the hippocampus, which are very important structures for our unconscious behavior in the face of certain emotions, and for access to the consciousness of all our memories.

Occipital lobe:

Interprets all the information we receive via the visual pathway, both consciously and unconsciously.

Central sulcus:

Also called Rolando’s fissure, it separates the frontal lobe from the parietal lobe.

At its anterior edge is the primary motor cortex, while at the posterior edge (in the parietal) is the somatosensory cortex.

This is where the integration between inputs coming from your body and the efferents, which are the system’s responses to the first inputs (afferents), takes place.  Therefore, it is questioned that, working as most manual therapists usually do, focused on working the efferent paths (for example manipulating a vertebra), the result in the medium term usually gives an insufficient result to create changes in the system of your client.

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