Motor learning in the “podokinetic” system and its role in spatial orientation during locomotion

  title={Motor learning in the “podokinetic” system and its role in spatial orientation during locomotion},
  author={Kimberly D. Weber and William A. Fletcher and C. R. Gordon and G. Melvill Jones and Edward W. Block},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
The present study characterizes a previously reported adaptive phenomenon in a somatosensory-motor system involved in directional control of locomotor trajectory through foot contact with the floor. We call this the “podokinetic” (PK) system. Podokinetic adaptation was induced in six subjects by stepping in-place over the axis of a horizontally rotating disc over a range of disc angular velocities (11.25–90°/s) and durations (7.5–60 min). After adaptation, subjects were blindfolded and… CONTINUE READING
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