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Unformatted text preview: KIN 315 Motor Learning Fall 2009 Name Lab 2: Rapid Movement Initiation Introduction Purpose: To examine the effect of different levels of effort on the time required to initiate and to complete rapid whole body movement. Reaction time (RT) is used as a measure of how much time it takes to interpret a signal and prepare for action. Movement time (MVT) is used as a measure of how much time is spent from the beginning of the movement to the end of the movement. Total response time (TRT) is the total time following the stimulus to complete the movement (TRT = RT + MVT). Task and Equipment Needed The task is to respond to an external auditory signal by jumping from one place to another as rapidly as possible. Equipment: * Dekan Automatic Performance Analyzer reaction time apparatus with dual timer * two floor mat switches Procedures Each student in the lab is to serve as a research participant, jumping as quickly as possible from a starting mat to a target mat after hearing a go signal....
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- Spring '08