Lab 9 - KIN 315 Motor Learning Fall 2009 Name Lab 9...

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KIN 315 Motor Learning Fall 2009 Name Lab 9 Bilateral Transfer Introduction Purpose: To demonstrate the transfer of learning phenomenon known as bilateral transfer. In this lab, bilateral transfer will be investigated by practicing a mirror tracing perceptual-motor task with the preferred arm and observing the improvement in performing this task that occurs with the non-preferred arm, which was not used to practice the task. Task and Equipment Needed The task is mirror tracing, which involves moving a pencil within the borders of a prescribed pathway as fast and accurately as possible while observing your hand by means of a mirror. Performance on this task is assessed by a score that combines the time required to complete the pathway and the number of spatial errors. In the mirror tracing task, a mirror is positioned so that the participant can easily see his or her own hand and the criterion pathway by looking into the mirror. However, the hand is covered so that the person cannot see it without looking into the mirror. A clock or timer is required to determine the amount of time needed to complete the tracing, measured to the nearest second. The pathway to be traced is a six-pointed star. Equipment:
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course KIN 315 taught by Professor Abraham during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Lab 9 - KIN 315 Motor Learning Fall 2009 Name Lab 9...

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