Posture is not an end in itself

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In his book, Understanding Balance: The Mechanics of Posture and Locomotion (1995), Roberts concentrates on physics, mechanics, neurophysiology, and the "recognition" of postural states. Yet there is little analysis of what is recognized, or how recognition occurs. There is no explicit discussion of the role of supra-postural goals in shaping postures, and in evaluating their success. Supra-postural goals define "normal" and "abnormal" postures, and so must be taken into account in understanding postural control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996


  • Balance
  • Connectionism
  • Gestalt
  • Learning
  • Locomotion
  • Motor control
  • Proprioception
  • Recognition


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