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Independent control of limb force underlies stability during voluntary head movements in standing humans
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)
  • Paul J Stapley, McGill University
  • Alicia Hilderley, McGill University
  • Julia A Leonard, McGill University
RIS ID
38070
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Publication Details

Stapley, P. J., Hilderley, A. & Leonard, J. A. (2010). Independent control of limb force underlies stability during voluntary head movements in standing humans. Neural Control of Movement 20th Annual Meeting (pp. 116-117). Society for the Neural Control of Movement.

Abstract

Postural stability during voluntary head movements is maintained through the integration of vestibular and neck afferent inputs. These inputs combine to accurately estimate trunk position in space, relative to a turning head. In animals, a loss of vestibular information leads to an active destabilization of balance as neck afferent information is interpreted as a movement of the trunk under a stable head (Stapley et al. 2006).

Citation Information
Paul J Stapley, Alicia Hilderley and Julia A Leonard. "Independent control of limb force underlies stability during voluntary head movements in standing humans" (2010) p. 116 - 117
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pstapley/6/