Determination of the Effects of Cognitive Activity on Postural Sway
Boyd, Sarah J., 1994--
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Postural control is an elaborate task, especially when simultaneous distractions and cognitive actions arise. In order to determine how postural sway is influenced by concurrent cognitive tasks, research was performed both on younger and older adults. The hypothesis was that postural sway would increase for both younger and older adults during dual-tasks with cognitive activity and balancing. The results showed that postural sway did increase for older adults when the cognitive tasks were difficult. However, this did not hold true for younger adults who showed no significant difference in sway with cognitive activity.