Walking down memory lane: where walkers look as they descend stairs provides hints about how they control their walking behavior.

@article{Rosenbaum2009WalkingDM,
  title={Walking down memory lane: where walkers look as they descend stairs provides hints about how they control their walking behavior.},
  author={David A. Rosenbaum},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={122 4},
  pages={425-30}
}
Walking down stairs is a challenging perceptual-motor activity, as indicated by the large number of documented falls on stairs each year. The present study suggests that descending stairs is also a challenging memorial activity. A total of 147 people were videotaped as they descended a staircase. When the walkers were in the middle of the stairs, they looked down every third step on average, but as they neared the bottom, they looked down with high probability on or around the fourth step. The… CONTINUE READING