Age differences in postural stability are increased by additional cognitive demands.

@article{Maylor1996AgeDI,
  title={Age differences in postural stability are increased by additional cognitive demands.},
  author={Elizabeth Ann Maylor and Alan Wing},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={
          P143-54
        }
}
We report an investigation of postural stability in two groups of volunteers (mean ages of 57 and 77). Participants were required to stand on a force platform while performing five cognitive tasks: (1) random digit generation, (2) Brooks' spatial memory, (3) backward digit recall, (4) silently counting from 1-100, and (5) counting backward in threes (aloud). There was also a control condition in which there was no cognitive task. Postural stability was adversely affected by age in all… CONTINUE READING

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