Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Dietz, V. 2010. Human Locomotion. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
In the eighteenth century, the investigation of movement was based on the premise that upright stance and gait, as well as differentiation of hand movements, represented a basic requirement for human cultural development. These movements necessitate that the nervous system must function to automatically balance the body's center of mass over the feet during all motor activities. In other words, every movement must begin and end with a postural adjustment.