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The Supplementation of Spatial Information Improves Coordination.
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PMID:  23701861     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vision plays an important role in allowing the development of coordinated movements and often acts as the dominant perceptual modality for every day movements. This visual information is often presented in the spatio-temporal domain but the specific role of spatio-temporal information has not been specifically assessed in the literature. This experiment used two visual stimuli to assess the reliance on spatio-temporal integration and the effect of supplementing spatial information to a temporal stimulus on coordination. Participants manipulated a hand held pendulum at three frequencies in coordination with these stimuli. The results revealed that the supplementation of spatial information significantly improved coordination. Interestingly, the absence of spatial information still produced good levels of coordination indicating a resilience of motor coordination to adapt to changes in the environment.
Authors:
Alan Armstrong; Johann Issartel; Manuel Varlet; Ludovic Marin
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7972     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosci. Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-5-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600130     Medline TA:  Neurosci Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Multisensory Motor Learning Laboratory (M(2)L(2)), School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University, Ireland.
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