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Vestibular Activities The vestibular system helps us know where our bodies are in space and provides a sense of balance and posture. As we move about, our eyes and ears take in sensory information and send it to the brain. The vestibular system is made up of 3 fluid filled canals, a “sack-like” structure, and a “pouch-like” structure, and all of these components work together to respond to movement, gravity, and changes in direction and in head position. The visual system works in conjunction with the vestibular system, allowing both eyes to work together and contributing to smooth eye movements. The proprioceptive system also plays a role in this process (which I will discuss in more detail in another post). As the brain coordinates all of this input, this provides a foundation for the timing and spatial orientation of our movements, allowing us to navigate our environment in a coordinated manner.

Best0fScience ... Largest Sky Map Revealed: An Animated Flight Through the Universe. The first public data release from BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey. Led by Berkeley Lab scientists, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's BOSS is bigger than all other spectroscopic surveys combined for measuring the universe's large-scale structure. The Third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) has issued Data Release 9 (DR9), the first public release of data from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). In this release BOSS, the largest of SDSS-III's four surveys, provides spectra for 535,995 newly observed galaxies, 102,100 quasars, and 116,474 stars, plus new information about objects in previous Sloan surveys (SDSS-I and II).

Prewriting Shapes Prewriting strokes are basic shapes that a child should be able to form BEFORE expecting them to write. letters (even their OWN name). Here they are*: 1. Vertical line (2- years) 2. Horizontal line (2 1⁄2 years) 100 Incredible Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists Posted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists.

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The Legacy of Phantom Limbs BY: Nicholas Wade Notes: A Neurobiological diagnosis with aesthetic, cultural and philosophical implications. Part 1: The Body Fantastic: Neuroscientific Explanations Abstract Evidence of loss of limbs, through disease, accident, warfare, or ritual has been commented upon since records began. With this legacy, it is remarkable that reports of phantom limbs entered so late into medical records. The experience of sensations in lost limbs provides an example of the ways in which novel phenomena can be interpreted. Total Hip Replacement: Caring for Yourself at Home Main content Printer-friendly PDF of Total Hip ReplacementOpens new window (572KB)(Download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat ReaderOpens new window) This guide provides you with precautions about sitting and moving safely and illustrations to help you perform your daily exercises. When you are at home, be sure to exercise your new hip while maintaining the precautions shown by your therapists. What is the Focus of Rehabilitation?The focus of our rehabilitation program at California Pacific Medical Center is to make you as independent as possible in your daily life activities.

Article: 40+ Stylish and Trendy Icon Sets When you want to customize your desktop, one of the first things that’s got to go are your operating system’s default icons. There are quite a lot of free and very impressive icon sets out there for you to use, licensed for personal and/or commercial use. This collection presents to you more than 40 unique, beautiful and free icon sets that you can download and install on your computer to liven up your computer desktop. Exempli Gratia Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty) FAQ's, Surgical Treatment for Arthritis, Knee Joint Pain, New York Click here to open the Total Knee Replacement booklet. Before You Come To The Hospital Your Surgery and Hospital Stay Final Steps: At Home Important Telephone Numbers Schedule of Follow-Up visits

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