Postural control and attentional demand during adolescence.

  title={Postural control and attentional demand during adolescence.},
  author={Estelle Palluel and Vincent Nougier and Isabelle Olivier},
  journal={Brain research},
In the present study we aimed to determine the attentional cost of postural control during adolescence by studying the influence of a cognitive task on concurrent postural control. 38 teenagers aged 12 to 17years and 13 young adults (mean age=26.1) stood barefoot on a force platform in a semi-tandem position. A dual-task paradigm consisted of performing a Stroop or a COUNTING BACKWARD task while simultaneously standing quietly on a firm or foam support surface. Different centre of pressure (CoP… CONTINUE READING
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