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Adaptation of Sensorimotor Coupling in Postural Control Is Impaired by Sleep Deprivation

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Aguiar, Stefane A. [1] ; Barela, Jose A. [1, 2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Cruzeiro do Sul Univ, Inst Phys Act & Sport Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ, Inst Biosci, Rio Claro - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 10, n. 3 MAR 23 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 8

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of sleep deprivation (SD) in adaptation of the coupling between visual information and body sway in young adults' postural control due to changes in optic flow characteristics. Fifteen young adults were kept awake for approximately 25 hours and formed the SD group, while fifteen adults who slept normally the night before the experiment participated as part of the control group. All participants stood as still as possible in a moving room before and after being exposed to one trial with higher amplitude and velocity of room movement. Postural performance and the coupling between visual information, provided by a moving room, and body sway were examined. Results showed that after an abrupt change in visual cues, larger amplitude, and higher velocity of the room, the influence of room motion on body sway was decreased in both groups. However, such a decrease was less pronounced in sleep deprived as compared to control subjects. Sleep deprived adults were able to adapt motor responses to the environmental change provided by the increase in room motion amplitude. Nevertheless, they were not as efficient as control subjects in doing so, which demonstrates that SD impairs the ability to adapt sensorimotor coupling while controlling posture when a perturbation occurs. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/16016-8 - Sleepness effects in the sensory-motor coupling in adults
Grantee:Stefane Aline Aguiar
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master