Methodological and interpretive issues in posture-cognition dual-tasking in upright stance
Fraizer, E. V. and Mitra, Subhobrata. (2008) Methodological and interpretive issues in posture-cognition dual-tasking in upright stance. Gait & Posture, Vol.27 (No.2). pp. 271-279. ISSN 0966-6362Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2007.04.002
The traditionally separate researches on cognitive functions and basic coordinations such as stance and locomotion are coming together in the study of posture-cognition dual-tasking. The importance of this growing research area lies not only in the ubiquitous coexistence of postural and cognitive tasks but also in the observation that posture control very often has the dual role of securing the body's safety and balance while also providing a versatile, stable physical substrate well-suited to perception-action tasks. Although dual-task investigations strongly suggest that posture control and higher level cognition have common resource requirements, inconsistencies in the data and differences in experimental design make it difficult to distill a fuller understanding of the specific mechanisms behind posture-cognition dual-tasking. In this paper, we review the literature on upright standing with concurrent cognitive tasks, and highlight paradigmatic variations that possibly contribute to dual-task data differences. Implications arising from theoretical assumptions made about the role of postural control in the concurrent performance of cognitive tasks are also discussed. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Posture -- Psychological aspects, Cognition, Movement, Psychology of, Motor ability, Cognitive balance|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Gait & Posture|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 271-279|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Royal Society (Great Britain), University of Warwick|
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