How We Move
Brain and BiomechanicsStreaming Video - 2008
At the twilight of an active life, Anna is now bedridden due to a serious fall. What makes the elderly-even those who are in full possession of their mental and physical faculties-more prone to falling than younger people? As this program demonstrates, the answer lies not in the body or the brain alone, but in their interconnection. Exploring Anna's past dreams of becoming a ballerina, the film shows how complex physical motion such as dancing or even typing requires sophisticated coordination between the body's neural, muscular, and skeletal systems. How aging affects such coordination, and how new artificial limb technology enables movement, are important themes in the program.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Brain and biomechanics