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An ontogenetic model for the sensorimotor organization of balance control in humans
Abstract On the basis of a review of the literature including the authors' own experimental studies, a model for the ontogenesis of balance control in children was developed. This qualitativeExpand
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Development of Locomotor Balance Control in Healthy Children
  • C. Assaiante
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 4 March 1998
A set of experimental studies showing how inter-segmental coordination develops during childhood in various locomotor tasks is reviewed. On the basis of these results and two functional principlesExpand
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Development of Postural Control in Healthy Children: A Functional Approach
From a set of experimental studies showing how intersegmental coordination develops during childhood in various posturokinetic tasks, we have established a repertoire of equilibrium strategies in theExpand
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Recruitment of Both the Mirror and the Mentalizing Networks When Observing Social Interactions Depicted by Point-Lights: A Neuroimaging Study
Background Understanding social interactions requires the ability to accurately interpret conspecifics' actions, sometimes only on the basis of subtle body language analysis. Here we address anExpand
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Goal Directed Locomotion and Balance Control in Autistic Children
This article focuses on postural anticipation and multi-joint coordination during locomotion in healthy and autistic children. Three questions were addressed: (1) Are gait parameters modified inExpand
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Ontogenesis of head stabilization in space during locomotion in children: influence of visual cues
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the development of the head stabilization in space strategy (HSSS) during various locomotor tasks in 3- to 8-year-old children and adults. TheExpand
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Postural Strategies and Sensory Integration: No Turning Point between Childhood and Adolescence
In this study, we investigated the sensory integration to postural control in children and adolescents from 5 to 15 years of age. We adopted the working hypothesis that considerable body changesExpand
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Motor control and children with autism: deficit of anticipatory function?
This study aims at investigating how do anticipatory postural adjustments develop in children with autism, during a bimanual load-lifting task that required maintaining the stabilisation of theExpand
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Impaired vertical postural control and proprioceptive integration deficits in Parkinson’s disease
The aim of the present study was to investigate how the orientation and stabilization components of postural control may be affected as the result of the impaired proprioceptive integration possiblyExpand
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Building anticipatory postural adjustment during childhood: a kinematic and electromyographic analysis of unloading in children from 4 to 8 years of age
Abstract. The present study addressed the question of how do anticipatory postural adjustments (APA) develop during childhood, in the range from 4 to 8 years, during a bimanual load-lifting task.Expand
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