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Huffines Affiliate Spotlight! Dr. Carl Gabbard's recent publication!

Recent research findings indicate that with older adulthood, there are functional decrements in spatial cognition and more specially, in the ability to mentally represent and effectively plan motor actions. A typical finding is a significant over- or underestimation of one's actual physical abilities with movement planning- planning that has implications for movement efficiency and physical safety. A practical, daily life example is estimation of reachability- a situation for the elderly may...
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Huffines Affiliate Spotlight! Dr. Carl Gabbard's recent publication!

Huffines Affiliate Spotlight! Dr. Carl Gabbard's recent publication!

Recent studies indicate that the ability to mentally represent action using motor imagery declines with advanced age (>64 years). As the ability to represent action declines, the elderly may experience increasing difficulty with movement planning and execution. Huffines Affiliate and Director of the Child Motor Development Laboratory, Dr. Carl Gabbard's recent publication in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics titledĀ "Association between imagined and actual functional rea...
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