Age-related differences in cognitive function for interlimb coordination during split-belt walking: A pilot study

Mayumi Saito, Masaki Hyodo, Yoshihisa Masakado, Yutaka Tomita, Junichi Ushiba

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Abstract

While walking is considered a task demanding cognitive functions rather than an automatic motor task, it is still unclear whether cognitive tasks influence interlimb coordination during walking. The present study revealed that the elderly require cognitive function to control temporal interlimb coordination under difficult walking conditions. Risk of falls is thus likely to be increased in the elderly when performing attention-demanding tasks while walking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-63
Number of pages8
JournalSomatosensory and Motor Research
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 20

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Attentional demand
  • Central pattern generator
  • Cognitive function
  • Dual task
  • Gait

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Sensory Systems

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