Theoretical and genetic correlations between language and movement
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Speech Therapy
executive functions
embodied cognition theory

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Grassia , G., & Addeo , S. (2020). Theoretical and genetic correlations between language and movement. Journal of Advanced Health Care, 2(5).


The work presented aims to highlight the correlation existing between movement and language, integrating it with
all the connections and brain functions involved in the two competences. Numerous studies highlight the relationship
between language and movement and how they affect linguistic and sensorimotor cognitive maturation. Motor action
is a complex coordination of planning, organization and monitoring; there appears to be an intuitive connection with
executive functions (FE), although the exact definition is widely disputed.
The idea that there is a relationship between movement and higher cognitive functions, such as FE and language,
also derives in part from theoretical perspectives such as the theory of embedded cognition. From the neurobiological
point of view, this notion implies that the understanding of language is based, at least in part, on the neural systems
of perception and action. FOXP2 is presumed to have played a role in evolution, due to its peculiarities of shaping
the craniofacial bones, bone cartilages and participation in brain structure, having importance on the evolutionary
changes of the cartilages and bones involved in the production of language and movement, promoting their evolution
and reinforcing them.
It is hoped that, based on the various considerations and question marks that have arisen, a study can be carried
out that investigates the role of the Foxp2 gene in subjects with speech disorders and premature at birth, aiming to
identify the predictive factors and the language disorder. that of movement, trying to clarify the dark points of their
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