Integrating mental imagery and fascial tissue: A conceptualization for research into movement and cognition
Mental imagery (MI) research has mainly focused to date on mechanisms of effect and performance gainsassociated with muscle and neural tissues. MI’s potential to affect fascia has rarely been considered. This paper conceptualizes ways in which MI might mutually interact with fascial tissue to support performance and cognitive functions. Such ways acknowledge, among others, MI’s…
The Emerging Science of Interoception:
Sensing, Integrating, Interpreting, and
Regulating Signals within the Self
Interoception refers to the representation of the internal states of an organism, and includes the processes by which it senses, interprets, integrates, and regulates signals from within itself. This review presents a unified research framework and attempts to offer definitions for key terms to describe the processes involved in interoception. We elaborate on these definitions…
Influential theories suggest emotional feeling states arise from physiological changes from within the body. Interoception describes the afferent signalling, central processing, and neural and mental representation of internal bodily signals. Recent progress is made in conceptualizing interoception and itsneural underpinnings. These developments are supported by empirical data concerning interoceptive mechanisms and their contribution to emotion….
The discovery of interoceptive receptors in human skin The established view is that touch is mediated by large diameter, fast-conducting peripheral nerves and there are areas in the body that are more densely innervated and more cortically represented such as the finger tips and the lips. However recent findings showed that there is another purpose…
Schleip et al’s (2012) What is ‘fascia’? A review of different nomenclatures, as a starting point and with subsequent posts (Adstrum et al 2016, Stecco et al, 2018), it is clear that nothing is clear: fascia nomenclature is in a state of flux. The definition of fascia keeps expanding and what is now considered fascia includes all the muscles except the cells encased within epimysium and perimysium, the nerve devoid of its neural component, the gut devoid of its
digestive cells, and the organs (kidney, heart, liver, etc.) devoid of their specialized organ cells.
Should bone be considered fascia: Proposal for a change in taxonomy of bone – a clinical anatomist’s view
Fascia is the accepted term to describe integrated three-dimensional connective tissues that have failed to be described in a manner agreed by recognised anatomical authorities. It is proposed that the ambiguity concerning the seeming indefinability and lack of agreement is predominantly conceptual and partially technical.