Following on from the recent Improbable article ‘A Quick Take on Fast Walkers’ which examined an hypothesis linking fast-walking in humans with status display, we draw attention to another publication which demonstrates how walking speeds might be influenced by various other psychological factors.
Dr. Chris Kirtley MB ChB, PhD, of the Clinical Gait Analysis lab at the Universität Wien, Austria provides, online, (as part of the lab’s Teach-in programme) an animation showing significantly differing gaits – one fast, one slow.
“This is me walking in two different moods – one happy, the other sad. Can you tell which is which?”
(click the pic. for supporting info.)
Also see: Juggling as a Gait Analogy