Aging-induced shifts from a reliance on sensory input to muscle cocontraction during balanced standing.

  title={Aging-induced shifts from a reliance on sensory input to muscle cocontraction during balanced standing.},
  author={Nisim Benjuya and Itshak Melzer and Jacob Kaplanski},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={59 2},
BACKGROUND Peripheral sensation is the most important sensory system in the maintenance of upright posture in all age groups. With aging, visual and somatosensory processing change their prospective contribution to the maintenance of quiet standing, at debated percentages. Aging is associated with a decrease in balance abilities that, in turn, increases the risk of falling. We used force plate data to show that, with aging, while vision plays a significant role in regulating postural stability… CONTINUE READING
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