Dual-tasking postural control: aging and the effects of cognitive demand in conjunction with focus of attention.

@article{Huxhold2006DualtaskingPC,
  title={Dual-tasking postural control: aging and the effects of cognitive demand in conjunction with focus of attention.},
  author={Oliver Huxhold and Shu-Chen Li and Florian Schmiedek and Ulman Lindenberger},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={294-305}
}
Postural control in everyday life is generally accompanied by posture-unrelated cognitive activity. Thus, mild forms of dual-tasking postural control are the norm rather than the exception. Based on this consideration and available evidence, we propose and empirically examined, in young and old adults, a non-monotonic, U-shaped relation between the efficacy of postural control and concurrent cognitive demands that reflect opposing trends of the effects of attention focus and attentional… CONTINUE READING
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