Functioning of children from different genetic origin and living environment: From a neurophysiological perspective

Yuen Yi Cynthia Lai, Ivan Neil Benitez Gomez

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Human is an open system. Environment may have an influence on the functional performance of children. Other than the behavior indicative of function and dysfunction, would there be any neurophysiological indicator? If yes, what are the possible neurophysiological mechanisms recruited to facilitate functioning of children? Neurophysiological mechanisms, particularly the regulation of autonomic nervous system, play an important role in sensory processing as well as psychosocial functioning. Is the capacity of neurophysiological regulation similar across different ethnic groups? The presenters attempted to address the
above questions and have conducted a series of research by using neurophysiological measures. The activity of autonomic nervous system can be measured by non-invasive methods, such as heart rate variability and electrodermal activity. The presenters will share their recent neurophysiological studies on children across countries. The potential application and implication of incorporating neurophysiological indicative of function-dysfunction to MOHO will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2019
EventThe Sixth International Institute on Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation - University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Duration: 27 Sep 201929 Sep 2019


ConferenceThe Sixth International Institute on Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • MOHO

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