Lab 5 - KIN 315 Motor Learning Fall 2009 Name Lab 5 Vision...

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KIN 315 Motor Learning Fall 2009 Name Lab 5 Vision and Ball Catching Introduction Purpose: To demonstrate the role of vision in catching a ball. Research has shown that this role includes providing information for positioning the hands and controlling the fingers to grasp the ball. To demonstrate how vision is involved in providing this information, this lab experience will compare catching a tossed ball while vision of the hands and fingers is available and not available. Task and Equipment Needed The task is to catch a tennis ball with the preferred hand. The ball is tossed underhand to the participant by a partner. Equipment: * Three to five tennis balls per participant * Table to shield the participant's vision of his or her hands Arrange the table so that it is between the participant and the partner who is throwing the ball. In one testing condition, the participant will kneel, face the throwing partner, place his or her chin on the table, and place his or her preferred arm and hand under the table to catch the thrown balls. Procedure: Organize the students into groups of three. In each group, one is the participant, one is the ball tosser, and one is the scorer and ball retriever. The three students should rotate these roles so that each can be a participant. Each participant will attempt to
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Lab 5 - KIN 315 Motor Learning Fall 2009 Name Lab 5 Vision...

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