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Dystonia. Rewiring the brain through movement and dance | Federico Bitti | TEDxNapoli

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Published on Jul 13, 2015

Using my body I was able to teach my brain, it takes exercise, discipline, a lot of work and time, but there’s something else… There is something that we might underestimate, that can be revolutionary, which is different for each person, patient, human being… This was my something!

Born in Rome in 1974, at the moment he's working as multimedia journalist for Repubblica.it website.
From 2007 he's suffering from a movements disturbing rare disease called Cervical Dystonia that's deeply affecting his life and his career. After the suitable treatments and the refuse for a neurosurgical operation he's experiencing an innovative treatment conceived by a Spanish expert in biomechanics in Toronto (Joaquin Farias). This treatment is based on the usage of movement, dance in his case, to retrain his brain retrieving movement capacity and get a correct posture.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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