Posture, Balance and the Brain

Posture, Balance and the Brain, International Workshop Proceedings

Editors: Plamen Gatev and Vassilia Hatzitaki

Standing balance plays a major supportive role in daily life, professional and sport activities. While most healthy adults take this ability for automatic and granted, stance maintenance is very complex and can be a major challenge for older persons, those living with pathologies or those moving across extreme environmental conditions. Over the past decade there has been remarkable progress in the field of standing, es­pecially concerning cortical control of standing balance, reflected in this collection of papers presented at the International Workshop on Posture, Bal­ance and the Brain, held on 13th September 2014 at the School of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.