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ERIC Number: EJ802608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
Specificity of Practice: Interaction between Concurrent Sensory Information and Terminal Feedback
Blandin, Yannick; Toussaint, Lucette; Shea, Charles H.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v34 n4 p994-1000 Jul 2008
In 2 experiments, the authors investigated a potential interaction involving the processing of concurrent feedback using design features from the specificity of practice literature and the processing of terminal feedback using a manipulation from the guidance hypothesis literature. In Experiment 1, participants produced (198 trials) flexion-extension movements to reproduce a specific pattern of displacement over time with or without vision of the limb position and with 100% or 33% knowledge of results (KR) frequency. The transfer test was performed without vision and KR. In Experiment 2, the authors assessed whether sensory information processing was modulated by the amount of practice. Participants performed 54 or 396 trials under a 100% or a 33% KR frequency with vision before being transferred to a no-vision condition without KR. Results of both experiments indicated that the Vision-33% condition suffered a larger detrimental effect of withdrawing visual information than the Vision-100% condition. Experiment 2 indicated that this detrimental effect increased with practice. These results indicated the reduction in terminal feedback prompted participants to more deeply process the concurrent visual information thus reinforcing their dependency on the visual information. (Contains 3 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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