Not just a light fingertip touch: A facilitation of functional integration between body sway and visual search in older adults.

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Summary of "Not just a light fingertip touch: A facilitation of functional integration between body sway and visual search in older adults."

Prior studies demonstrated that, compared to no fingertip touch (NT), a reduction in body sway resulting from the effects of light fingertip touch (LT) facilitates the performance of visual search, buttressing the concept of functional integration. However, previous findings may be confounded by different arm postures required between the NT and LT conditions. Furthermore, in older adults, how LT influences the interactions between body sway and visual search has not been established.


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Name: Gait & posture
ISSN: 1879-2219
Pages: 105-110


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