Effects of Attentional Focus and Age on Suprapostural Task Performance and Postural Control

  title={Effects of Attentional Focus and Age on Suprapostural Task Performance and Postural Control},
  author={Nancy McNevin and P. Weir and Tiffany Quinn},
  journal={Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport},
  pages={103 - 96}
  • Nancy McNevin, P. Weir, Tiffany Quinn
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • Purpose: Suprapostural task performance (manual tracking) and postural control (sway and frequency) were examined as a function of attentional focus, age, and tracking difficulty. Given the performance benefits often found under external focus conditions, it was hypothesized that external focus instructions would promote superior tracking and reduced postural sway for both age groups, most notably as a function of tracking difficulty. Method: Postural sway, frequency of postural adjustments… CONTINUE READING
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