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Bimanual force control: cooperation and interference?
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PMID:  25481636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Three experiments were designed to determine the level of cooperation or interference observed from the forces generated in one limb on the forces exhibited by the contralateral limb when one or both limbs were producing a constant force (Experiment 1), one limb was producing a dynamic force while the other limb was producing a constant force (Experiment 2), and both limbs were producing dynamic force patterns (Experiment 3). The results for both Experiments 1 and 2 showed relatively strong positive time series cross correlations between the left and right limb forces indicating increases or decreases in the forces generated by one limb resulted in corresponding changes in the forces produced by the homologous muscles of the contralateral limb. Experiment 3 required participants to coordinate 1:1 and 1:2 rhythmical bimanual force production tasks when provided Lissajous feedback. The results indicated very effective performance of both bimanual coordination patterns. However, identifiable influences of right limb forces on the left limb force time series were observed in the 1:2 coordination pattern but not in the 1:1 pattern. The results of all three experiments support the notion that neural crosstalk is partially responsible for the stabilities and instabilities associated with bimanual coordination.
Authors:
Deanna M Kennedy; Jason B Boyle; Chaoyi Wang; Charles H Shea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-12-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1430-2772     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Res     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
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Created Date:  2014-12-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-8    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0435062     Medline TA:  Psychol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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