Neurosciences and swallowing rehabilitation, Froggymouth: an anoetic approach
Dr Patrick Fellus – 2021, Orthopolis Edition – 120 pages
Long reserved to a small group of high-level scientists, research in the neurosciences is starting to become a part of our everyday life. This can be seen in the weekly magazine covers for the general public and popularized books by publishers. These new data are the structure for new methods of academic learning – neuroeducation – and are expanding in the management of commercial transactions – neuromarketing – thus enabling decision-makers to opt for the best strategies.
Understanding the influence that our emotions have in processing information that is cortical in origin is key when making a decision. In the exercise of our profession, we can take satisfaction from the fact that we have access to these studies to improve our practices and to interpret the changes brought about by our therapeutic decisions.
The neurosciences aren’t necessary for understanding the importance of dysfunction in the etiology of deformities, their role in orthodontic treatments and preventing relapse. On the other hand, recent acquisitions in functional MRI and in biochemistry provide a better understanding of functional rehabilitation and how seemingly insignificant gestures can affect brain functions and the effectiveness of our treatments.
This book seeks to provide a synthesis between this new research and everyday practice. It summarizes thousands of pages published by hundreds of researchers, and certain sentences may be reproduced in extenso without quotation marks in the overall body of my text.
I do not seek to claim these original ideas as my own, and I hope that every one of these “forgotten people” will be identified in the bibliography. Neither is this a scientific publication in keeping with validation protocols, but rather a collection of reflections on forty years of clinical experience that provides a better understanding of functional rehabilitation.