Selection of spatial frame of reference and postural control variability

  title={Selection of spatial frame of reference and postural control variability},
  author={Brice Isableu and Theophile Ohlmann and Jacques Cr{\'e}mieux and Bernard Amblard},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Abstract The present paper addresses the question of the possible links between perceptive visual field dependence-independence and the visual contribution to postural control. In our differential approach, visual field dependent (FD) and independent (FI) subjects were selected on the basis of their score in the Rod and Frame Test (subjective vertical). The hypothesis that we have tested is that the FD subjects use mainly visual cues for estimating not only their subjective vertical but also… 
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