Doctoral Research Seminar on "Body schema and body-related self-conscious affect influence postural control"


The next Doctoral Research Seminar talk will be on "Body schema and body-related self-conscious affect influence postural control" by Katrin Schulleri, HCR/TUM.

Abstract: Human body sway has been reported to be influenced by several factors, such as the number of sensory channels available, age and anthropometry. However, high-level body representations, such as body schema and body image, are likely to also influence postural control due to their importance in estimating the current postural state. Moreover, gender and biological sex might influence the relationship of influencing factors on postural control, for example has anthropometry been reported to have a greater influence on body sway in males than females. This effect may be mediated by differences in body representations.

To better understand inter-individual differences in postural control, the aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between body representations and postural control as well as the influence of a participant’s gender on the effect of possible influencing factors. We will discuss how high-level representations of the self may be involved in predictive sway control and how this relationship may be moderated by gender and biological sex.

Monday, May 17th, 11h via zoom. More information on how to join: