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The contribution of visual feedback to visuomotor adaptation: How much and when?


Hinder, MR and Tresilian, JR and Riek, S and Carson, RG, The contribution of visual feedback to visuomotor adaptation: How much and when?, Brain Research, 1197 pp. 123-134. ISSN 0006-8993 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2007.12.067


We investigated the role of visual feedback in adapting to novel visuomotor environments. Participants produced isometric elbow torques to move a cursor towards visual targets. Following trials with no rotation, participants adapted to a 60 rotation of the visual feedback before returning to the non-rotated condition. Participants received continuous visual feedback (CF) of cursor position during task execution or post-trial visual feedback (PF). With training, reductions of the angular deviations of the cursor path occurred to a similar extent and at a similar rate for CF and PF groups. However, upon re-exposure to the non-rotated environment only CF participants exhibited post-training aftereffects, manifested as increased angular deviation of the cursor path, with respect to the pre-rotation trials. These aftereffects occurred despite colour cues permitting identification of the change in environment. The results show that concurrent feedback permits automatic recalibration of the visuomotor mapping while post-trial feedback permits performance improvement via a cognitive strategy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:motor learning, visuomotor adaptation
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Sports science and exercise
Research Field:Motor control
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
UTAS Author:Hinder, MR (Associate Professor Mark Hinder)
ID Code:130077
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:58
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-01-09
Last Modified:2019-03-18

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