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Functional equivalence for response programming of actually performing versus imagining movements.
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PMID:  10407903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study was conducted to test the hypothesis that response programming occurs when movements are only imagined. 12 subjects were required to react and produce the sequence of same or different force by squeezing a handle as quickly and accurately as possible after the two reaction signals which were separated by the interstimulus interval of 1 sec. The reaction time to initiate the second response was examined when the first response is covertly performed, but the second response is actually performed. The reaction times to initiate the second responses were significantly shorter for imagining and actually performing different movements or the control condition. There was no significant difference in reaction time between the conditions with the same movements. These findings were interpreted as evidence for functional equivalence for response programming of actually performing versus imagining movements.
M Ito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-13     Completed Date:  1999-08-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  941-51     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Division of Living and Health Sciences, Joetsu University of Education, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Hand / physiology
Hand Strength / physiology
Motor Skills / physiology*
Movement / physiology*
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Physical Exertion / physiology
Reaction Time / physiology*
Visual Perception

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