I was having a conversation with a colleague the other day about the lack of facial affect displayed with some of my clients. I’ve found that some children have a physical difficulty moving certain facial muscles, yet through practice they have been able to increase facial movements and the ability to display emotional range. However, I’ve been wondering if some of the problem may also be with a lack of “invisible” movements – those that occur too quickly for our brain to consciously perceive, but project information none the less. I don’t know the answer to my question, but ran across a video today that describes a new technology that allows scientists to see “invisible” movement. Very interesting. Check it out!
We all know that movement is crucial for a healthy body and mind. Designed to Move is a site that gives statistical data on the impact of a sedentary lifestyle on children. They also highlight companies that are trying to promote positive change.