The influence of motor learning on cognition in disabled people.
People with mental and corporeal disabilities have a special necessity of care, being a population that, unfortunately, has a reduced level of independence leading their lives. The quality of life in this population can be improved by the practice of sports, physical activity and physical therapy. However, in addition to just learning a new movement to play a sport, the enhancement of the level of physical activity is associated with an enhancement of cognition as well.
In my research, I focus on understanding how the process of motor learning determines which kind of improvement is produced on a cognitive level and how this transfer can be optimized by the practice of physical activity or sports. For this purpose, I will apply methods from biomechanics, tests of postural control, kinematic analyses and electromyography. From a neuroscientific viewpoint, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in combination with biological-motion perception might be employed to assess the motor-learning process in this special population.
Prof. Dr. Gerson Ballester
Dr. Marc de Lussanet
Prof. Dr. Heiko Wagner
Tolentino-Castro JW, Mühlbeier A, Mochizuki K, Wagner H. 2018 “Delayed Latency of Postural Muscles of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.” Frontiers of Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00109
Riddell H, Tolentino-Castro JW, Lappe M. 2017. “Impairments in the Visual Processing of Global Biological Motion Cues in Down Syndrome.” Perception. doi:10.1177/0301006617718716
Tolentino-Castro JW; Riddell H, Wagner H. 2017. “Perception of Biological Motion Speed in Individuals with Down Syndrome.” Journal of Down Syndrome & Chromosome Abnormalities 3:2: 1-6. doi: 10.4172/2472-1115.1000123.
Tolentino-Castro, JW; Riddell, H. HOW PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISABILITY PERCIEVE THE WORLD ? In OTTO CREUTZFEDLT CENTER FOR COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 2017. Münster, Germany (Talk).
Tolentino-Castro, JW; Riddell, H. BIOMOTION PERCEPTION IN DOWN SYNDROME POPULATION. In 10th ANNIVERSARY OF OTTO CREUTZFEDLT CENTER FOR COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 2016. Münster, Germany (Talk).
Tolentino-Castro, JW; Riddell, H. MOVEMENT PERCEPTION IN INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN SYNDROME. In 11th JOINT CONFERENCE ON MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING, BIOMECHANICS & TRAINNING, 2016. Darmtadt, Germany (Talk).
Lehmann, N; Tolentino-Castro, JW; Fritz, TH; Ragert, P; Villringer, A; Traubert, M. BRAIN CHANGES THROUGH BALANCE TRAINING. In 11th JOINT CONFERENCE ON MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING, BIOMECHANICS & TRAINNING, 2016. Darmtadt, Germany (Talk).
Tolentino-Castro, JW. HOW SPORT COULD ENHANCE THE COGNITION OF MENTAL DISABLED POPULATION ? In RESEARCH IN GERMANY FOR BRAZILIAN PhD STUDENTS, 2015. Bonn, Germany (Talk).
Tolentino-Castro JW, Bôscolo EFM, Decision Making in Handball Game (2009). XIII Paulista Congress of Physical Education, Collection of Research in Physical Education, 199-204, Jundiaí, Brazil.
Tolentino-Castro JW, Bôscolo EFM (2009), The use of videos to understand the decision making process during the handball game. VIII National Meeting of Handball Professors of Brazilian Entities in Higher Education
Silva LJ, Salles JGC, Silva ABR, Junior RA, Tolentino-Castro JW (2009) Diagnosis of the Handball training of male goalkeepers in the state of Minas Gerais. VII National Meeting of Handball Professors of Brazilian Entities in Higher Education. Recife, Brazil.
Tolentino-Castro JW, Sousa JA, Marcondes AC, Venâncio L (2008), The importance of survey for planning of classes in teaching of Physical Education. II Seminar of Methodology of Teaching in Physical Education, Faculty of Education, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Tolentino-Castro JW, Bôscolo EFM, Loffredo MC (2008), Mini-Handball: the learning of technical skills within the context of team sports as a motivating and adherence factors to practice of sports. VII National Meeting of Handball Professors, of Entities in Higher Education Brazilian, Bonito, Brazil.
Tolentino-Castro JW, Venâncio L (2009) The implications of action-research in education: the experience of a group of Physical Education bachelor students. X Seminar of Scholar Physical Education, at School of Physical Education and Sport of University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Tolentino-Castro JW, Monteiro CBM, Dias T (2011) Motor learning assessment on Virtual reality, a study with Down syndrome students. IXX International Symposium of Scientific Initiation of University of São Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
Tolentino-Castro JW, Monteiro CBM, Dias T. (2014) Motor learning on Virtual reality, a study with Down syndrome students. 10. gemeinsames Symposium der dvs-Sektionen Biomechanik, Sportmotorik und Trainingswissenschaft, Gießen, Germany.
Tolentino-Castro, JW; Riddell, H. BIOMOTION PERCEPTION IN DOWN SYNDROME POPULATION. In 10th ANNIVERSARY OF OTTO CREUTZFEDLT CENTER FOR COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 2016. Münster, Germany (Poster).
Tolentino-Castro, JW. HOW SPORT COULD ENHANCE THE COGNITION OF MENTAL DISABLED POPULATION ? In RESEARCH IN GERMANY FOR BRAZILIAN PhD STUDENTS, 2015. Bonn, Germany (Poster).
|*1988||in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil|
|2006–2009||Studies in Physical Education,
University of Guraulhos, Brazil
|2010-2012||Studies in Science of Physical Activity
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
|2010-2013||Special Sport Teacher (Only for disabled children)
CAAPE Special School, Guarulhos, Brazil
CLIP Inclusion School, Guarulhos, Brazil
Department of Experimental Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Laboratory of Neuromodulation of Pain, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Laboratory of Electrophysiology, Center of Research in Neuroscience, University City of Sao Paulo, Brazil
|2014||Start of PhD studies at the Motion Science Institute in WWU-Münster, Germany|
|2014/2015||“The growth of the Evolutionary thought”
Winter Lecture Series at Münster Graduate School of Evolution.
|10-12/2015||Research Group of Motor Plasticity, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany
Guest researcher, headed by Prof Dr. Marco Traubert and Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer
|11/2017 – 02/2018||School of Physical Education and Sports, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (DAAD-Fapesp cooperation) Assistant lecturer and guest researcher, headed by Prof. Dr. Luis Mochizuki|
|01/2014 – present||University of Münster, Institute of Movement Science, Germany
Research and lecture: Beach Handball, Sport in Disabled Reality, "Inklusion durch Bewegung"