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Effects of attentional prioritisation on the temporal and spatial components of an interlimb circle-drawing task

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Hiraga, CY and Summers, JJ and Temprado, JJ, Effects of attentional prioritisation on the temporal and spatial components of an interlimb circle-drawing task, Human Movement Science, 24, (5-6) pp. 815-832. ISSN 0167-9457 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.humov.2005.10.010

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the effects of directing attention to the spatial dimension of the circle-drawing task on interlimb coordination patterns across limbs. Eighteen participants performed a circle-drawing task involving in-phase and antiphase coordination modes under upper limb, contralateral and ipsilateral limb combinations. Results indicated that (a) coordination pattern stability co-varied with central cost when attentional focus was directed to the spatial dimensions of the interlimb circle-drawing task; (b) attentional focus on the spatial components modified the inherent performance asymmetries between the limbs; (c) finally, attention to the spatial components of the interlimb circle-drawing task modulated movement trajectories and at the same time the stability of temporal coordination. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Author:Hiraga, CY (Ms Cynthia Hiraga)
Author:Summers, JJ (Professor Jeffery Summers)
ID Code:37718
Year Published:2005
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0451217)
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2010-04-12
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