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ERIC Number: EJ870163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
The Amount of Practice Really Matters: Specificity of Practice May Be Valid Only after Sufficient Practice
Krigolson, Olav E.; Tremblay, Luc
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v80 n2 p197-204 Jun 2009
Studies investigating the specificity hypothesis have not always demonstrated that reliance on a specific source of feedback increases with practice. The goal of the present study was to address this inconsistency by having participants practice a throwing task with or without vision at incremental levels (10, 50, 100, or 200 acquisition trials). Following acquisition, all participants in the present experiment performed 10 trials in a no-vision transfer condition. Our results demonstrated that, given a sufficient number of acquisition trials, feedback reliance increased as a function of time engaged in practice. Our results also suggest that increased reliance on a specific source of feedback occurs only after the control strategy for a task is optimized. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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