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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.

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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 – New Alexandria Aug 21 '13 at 12:41
    
@NewAlexandria Yes, I am aware of those reasons, I am after the neurobiological mechanisms in this question. – user3554 Aug 21 '13 at 18:17

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