KINE 2202 lab 3.docx - Introduction Attention is described as a spotlight that focuses on an individual's awareness on a particular facet of their

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Introduction Attention is described as a spotlight that focuses on an individual's awareness on a particular facet of their environment, or the thoughts in their head. Almost everything we do requires at least some attention, this includes the performance of motor skills (Wulf). An individual can only pay attention to or process a limited number of activities at any given time (Cooker). When the limit is exceeded, a competition for additional resources occurs, the consequences of which may include a reduction in the speed or quality of the performance of one or more activities or even a complete disregard for one of the activities (Cooker). This can also be known as the limited capacity of attention. The lab explores how dual and single tasks affect performance time when performing a given skill. Methods Participants The lab conducted consisted of two sections combined which created a total of 111 participants. Procedure The Lab focuses on the attention demands of different skill movements. This lab included two different tasks. The instructions for both tasks were the same, participants were instructed to
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