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Practice and Training in Bimanual Coordination Tasks: Strategies and Constraints


Summers, JJ, Practice and Training in Bimanual Coordination Tasks: Strategies and Constraints, Brain and Cognition, 48, (1) pp. 166-178. ISSN 0278-2626 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1006/brcg.2001.1311


There are a number of structural constraints on the coordination of the two hands. Understanding bimanual coordination involves not only identification of these constraints but also how they can be overcome or modulated. The performance of polyrhythms has been used to examine these issues. In this article the constraints on coordination are outlined and research on the acquisition of polyrhythms is reviewed. It is suggested that the constraints on the production of multifrequency ratios are overcome by integrating the timing of the two hands. Oscillator models of coordination are then considered and a two-process model of motor timing is suggested. © 2001 Elsevier Science.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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 psychology
UTAS Author:Summers, JJ (Professor Jeffery Summers)
ID Code:21887
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:30
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-27

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