Effect of cognitive task difficulty on postural control


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: English

Student: ZEREN GÖRKEM GÜRSOY

Principal Supervisor (For Co-Supervisor Theses): Sadettin Kirazcı

Abstract:

Human posture control is accompanied usually in daily life with other tasks, such as cognitive tasks. This thesis is on the effects of cognitive task difficulty on postural control, the postural control mechanisms, attention and its relation to posture control and finally the dual task environments for posture control. The experiment’s set an individualized difficulty level for each participant. Results indicate that when motor and challenging cognitive tasks are completed under dual task conditions, dual task interference was observed.