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Central organization in the production of anticipatory and reactive postural adjustments

Grant number: 11/23306-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Experimental Psychology
Principal Investigator:Luis Augusto Teixeira
Grantee:Thais da Silva Baptista
Host Institution: Escola de Educação Física e Esporte (EEFE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The present investigation aims at evaluating the effect of precues on postural perturbation (rotation of a support platform) on the control of upright stance in the elderly, in comparison with young counterparts. Postural responses will be evaluated through the center of pressure of the soles of the feet and electromyography of anterior and posterior leg muscles. The hypothesis is that the elderly are more benefited from preceding in comparison with young individuals due to increased engagement of attention to postural control in the elderly.(AU)

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SILVA, MARINA BRITO; COELHO, DANIEL BOARI; DE LIMA-PARDINI, ANDREA CRISTINA; MARTINELLI, ALESSANDRA REZENDE; BAPTISTA, THAIS DA SILVA; RAMOS, RENATO TEODORO; TEIXEIRA, LUIS AUGUSTO. Precueing time but not direction of postural perturbation induces early muscular activation: Comparison between young and elderly individuals. Neuroscience Letters, v. 588, p. 190-195, . (11/23306-2, 10/00307-0)

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