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The effect of stopping before turning on the direct observational measure of whole body turning bias

Taylor, MJD and Strike, SC (2016) 'The effect of stopping before turning on the direct observational measure of whole body turning bias.' Human Movement Science, 47. 116 - 120. ISSN 0167-9457

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Abstract

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. Turning bias, the preferential tendency to turn toward a given direction has been reported in both rodents and human participants. The observational gait method of determining turning bias in humans requires a stop prior to turning. This study removed the stop and hypothesised that turning bias would remain the same between stop and non-stop conditions if bias was solely under the control of neurochemical asymmetries. The results showed that statistically turning bias remained the same (to the left) regardless of method used but there was no agreement between the methods thus rejecting the hypothesis. It is likely that when not stopping biomechanical factors related to gait when turning influence the direction of turn rather than solely neurochemical asymmetries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Matthew Taylor
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 00:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16246

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