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Evaluating psychological determinants of altered balance control in older adults and people with Parkinson’s

Mood Disorders Centre Think Tank Seminar Series

A Mood Disorders Centre seminar
Date23 October 2020
Time12:00 to 13:00
PlaceThe Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research

Our guest speaker is Will Young of the University of Exeter

This seminar will NOT be recorded, therefore, we ask everyone attending not to make any recordings or stills (photographs) of any part of the seminar and protect one another’s privacy.

Participation in the online seminar will be taken to indicate acceptance of these terms.

Zoom Meeting ID & Password

Meeting ID: 992 0368 4064

Password: 439587


Fear of falling can have a profound influence on the way older adults plan and execute balance and gait tasks. This is evident in both feedforward planning (visual search) and online control (making rapid reactive steps). This presentation will focus on findings from laboratory-based experimental manipulations of anxiety and attentional processes. Will will also describe current attempts to translate theories from motor learning in to clinical contents, particularly in older adults with high trait/state anxiety and people with Parkinson’s and freezing of gait.

OrganizerMood Disorders Centre

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