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Oct 15, 2018

Meg Lowry is back  -  interviewing motor control researcher Steven Van Andel about how people approach and step onto a curb. Steve explains perceptual motor coupling with an analogy we can all relate to: Super Mario Brothers. The differences Steve found in the strength of perceptual-motor coupling in younger adults vs older adults, and older fallers vs non fallers may be  contrary to what many clinicians  expect.


van Andel, S., Cole, M. H., & Pepping, G. J. (2018). Regulation of locomotor pointing across the lifespan: Investigating age-related influences on perceptual-motor coupling. PloS one, 13(7), e0200244.

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