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Title: Volitional control of walking in aging
Authors: Holtzer, Roee
Keywords: Walking ability
prefrontal cortex (PFC)
walking performance
dual-task walking paradigms
cognitive interferences
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Superintendent of Documents
Citation: Holtzer R. (2022). Volitional control of walking in aging. Aging, 14(6), 2440-2441.
Series/Report no.: Aging;14(6)
Abstract: Walking ability is a robust predictor of health outcomes in aging. Compelling evidence supports meaningful interrelations between walking and cognition, notably when the former is performed under dual-task conditions that place increased demands on attention and executive control resources subserved by the prefrontal cortex (PFC) [1]. Indeed, a recent review and meta-analytic study established that due to the increased cognitive demands involved in allocating attention to competing task demands, older adults demonstrate a reliable decline in walking performance in dual- compared to single-task conditions [2]. Importantly, dual-task walking paradigms approximate conditions in natural environments that require adaptation to competing sensory, physical and cognitive interferences. (from Introduction)
Description: Editorial / Open access
ISSN: 0002-0966 (print) 2168-9040 (online)
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