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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.53 no.3b São Paulo Sept. 1995 

A dominância lateral em 182 crianças. 2. o ato motor consciente


The lateral dominance in 182 children: 2. the conscious motor action



Ceme Ferreira jordy

Livre-Docente, Professor Adjunto de Neurologia na Escola Paulista de Medicina, Professor Colaborador de Neuropsicologia no Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo




Resultados parciais de exame neurológico em 182 crianças normais com idades entre 6 e 14 anos são discutidos quanto ao surgimento das praxias na interação indivíduo-universo em relação com a dominância lateral. Com respeito aos presentes resultados e com referência a dados da literatura é delineada uma hipótese sobre a relação do processo consciente com o ato motor.

Palavras-chave:ato motor consciente, consciência, dominância lateral, praxia.


The mechanisms and topology of the consciousness phenomenon are briefly presented. The present results and data from literature are used to point out that to localize in one certain part of the cerebrum the conscious process seems untenable. These results derive from the neurological examination on 182 normal children from 6 to 14 years old. The children's motor behaviour during the tests on 'praxia without object' shows the conscious process and attention to be attached to the motor action in the whole extension of its development. Therefore, the consciousness is considered such a process that is present at each moment and locus of the motor action. As pointed out by the present results, it seems that presence or absence of consciouness is regulated by intrapsychic mechanisms.

Key words:consciouness, conscient motor action, lateral dominance, praxias.



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Aceite: 20-abril-1995.



Estudo parcialmente apresentado no 14° Congresso Interamericano de Psicologia (São Paulo, 1973)
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