Continuous cognitive task promotes greater postural stability than an internal or external focus of attention.

@article{Polskaia2015ContinuousCT,
  title={Continuous cognitive task promotes greater postural stability than an internal or external focus of attention.},
  author={Nadia Polskaia and Natalie Richer and Eliane Dionne and Yves Lajoie},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={454-8}
}
Research has demonstrated clear advantages of using an external focus of attention in postural control tasks, presumably since it allows a more automatic control of posture to emerge. However, the influence of cognitive tasks on postural stability has produced discordant results. This study aimed to compare the effects of an internal focus of attention, an external focus of attention and a continuous cognitive task on postural control. Twenty healthy participants (21.4±2.6 years) were recruited… CONTINUE READING