Brain Timing and Reaction Times
Brain timing is very closely related to integration between the two hemispheres of the brain. Successful integration of the two hemispheres of the brain cannot be accomplished without efficient brain timing. The most basic element of a computer chip is its clock. The result s that the clock speed of a chip is the most significant measure of its ability to process information.
In order for the brain to become more efficient in processing information, the processing speed must be faster. Because slower brain processing speed is manifested in motor skill deficiencies, the following simple concept provides a framework for the analysis of movement: the greater the balance requirements, the faster the brain must process information provided by the various senses AND the faster the brain must process the information coming from the two hemispheres of the brain.
When we observe movement, we can indirectly observe the efficiency of brain processing. Smooth, coordinated movements are the result of precise timing and good integration between the two sides of the brain. Suppressions, rigidity, and uncoordinated movements are the result of bad timing and faulty integration and are indicative of poor brain processing ability that can manifest itself in learning problems, learning disabilities, poor academic performance and other struggles. Studies have also shown that slow brain timing is a critical factor in attention difficulties like ADD/ADHD as well as in Central Auditory Processing Disorder.
The inefficiencies that result from poor brain timing or slow reaction time are improved by performing activities that refine and repair the timing processes in the brain. Activities that require the individual to move both sides of his body synchronously are dependent upon the timing resolution in the brain. Brain timing can be improved by engaging in these types of activities.