Human balance, the evolution of bipedalism and dysequilibrium syndrome.

@article{Skoyles2006HumanBT,
  title={Human balance, the evolution of bipedalism and dysequilibrium syndrome.},
  author={John Robert Skoyles},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={1060-8}
}
A new model of the uniqueness, nature and evolution of human bipedality is presented in the context of the etiology of the balance disorder of dysequilibrium syndrome. Human bipedality is biologically novel in several remarkable respects. Humans are (a) obligate, habitual and diverse in their bipedalism, (b) hold their body carriage spinally erect in a multisegmental "antigravity pole", (c) use their forelimbs exclusively for nonlocomotion, (d) support their body weight exclusively by vertical… CONTINUE READING
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