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From One to Two: Can Visual Feedback Improve the Light Touch Effects on Postural Sway?

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Garbus, Rafaela B. S. C. [1] ; Alouche, Sandra R. [1] ; Prado-Rico, Janina M. [1] ; Aquino, Camila M. [1] ; Freitas, Sandra M. S. F. [2, 3, 1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Cidade Sao Paulo, Grad Program Phys Therapy, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Penn State Univ, Dept Kinesiol, University Pk, PA 16802 - USA
[3] Penn State Univ, Milton S Hershey Med Ctr, Dept Neurol, Hershey, PA 17033 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR; v. 51, n. 5, p. 532-539, SEP 3 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The postural control is improved by implicit somatosensory information from lightly touching a rigid bar or explicit visual information about the postural sway. Whether these two additional sources provided at the same time further reduce the postural sway is still unknown. Participants stood on a force plate as quiet as possible lightly touching the bar while received or not visual feedback of the center of pressure position on a monitor screen. Postural sway reduced similarly with the light touch regardless of the additional visual feedback. The findings suggested that providing explicit visual feedback of the center of pressure does not increase the light touch effects on the postural sway. The importance of the implicit somatosensory information on postural control is discussed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/15360-4 - Use of additional sensorial information in postural control of individuals after cerebrovascular accident
Grantee:Sandra Maria Sbeghen Ferreira de Freitas
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants