Some people are inherently clumsy (including your's truly). Everything from frequently stubbing their toes to, as in my case 2 days ago, falling down a single step and managing to crack a rib and strain my back when I landing over the letterbox, are quite bizarre.

The question is, what are the neurobiological mechanisms behind clumsiness? I would imagine that it is somehow connected to coordination (of which I have almost none) and perhaps depth perception - but I would like refereed articles to clarify the reasons.

  • $\begingroup$ don't lose sight of the fact that your clumsiness may originate in your consciousness, and not be based in the biology. Do search, though $\endgroup$ – New Alexandria Aug 21 '13 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ @NewAlexandria Yes, I am aware of those reasons, I am after the neurobiological mechanisms in this question. $\endgroup$ – user3554 Aug 21 '13 at 18:17