Elderly adults delay proprioceptive reweighting during the anticipation of collision avoidance when standing.

@article{Eikema2013ElderlyAD,
  title={Elderly adults delay proprioceptive reweighting during the anticipation of collision avoidance when standing.},
  author={Diderik Jan Anthony Eikema and Vassilia Hatzitaki and Vasileios Konstantakos and Charalambos Papaxanthis},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={234},
  pages={22-30}
}
The ability to reweight visual and proprioceptive information is critical for maintaining postural stability in a dynamic environment. In this study, we examined whether visual anticipation of collision avoidance (AV) while standing could facilitate the down-weighting of altered proprioception in young and elderly adults. Twelve young (24.91±6.44years) and 12 elderly (74.8±6.42years) participants stood upright for 180s under two task conditions: (a) quiet stance (QS) and (b) standing while… CONTINUE READING