BISD 230 Lab Write Up

BISD 230 Lab Write Up - Brad Tradonsky Dalton Combs BISC...

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Brad Tradonsky Dalton Combs BISC 230 3-21-2012 Title: Cerebral Adaptation: Visual feedback and motor adjustment Introduction: This study attempts to highlight the manner in which altered sensory input, alters motor output. Since the Cerebellum will cause the subjects to adjust their throwing motion once they begin to miss, our hypothesis is that with increased attempts and time we will see a decline in inaccuracy: there will be a negative correlation between horizontal distance from the origin and number of attempts. This will apply to subjects wearing the prism glasses (groups A and B), to subjects who continue to throw with their right hand after removing their glasses(group A), but not to the subjects who switch hands after removing the glasses (group B). Studies such as these are important in highlighting the adjustments in motion that the cerebellum is capable of enacting when the need arises: such is the case for certain stroke victims and for those in need of prosthetics. Methods: Before the experiment began, an extremely large (at least 1.5m by 1.5 m) graph—with an x and y axis—was created and set up. The origin of the graph was red—or a target of some sort—to give the subjects something to aim at. Once the target and graph were set up subjects tossed bean bags at the targets center with their right hands, without prism
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glasses on as a control. The horizontal distance from the origin of their ten attempts were
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