|Review| The influence of the Acquisition of a New Coordination Pattern on the Intrinsic Patterns
If you’ve landed here before reading Experiment 1, I’d suggest you check it out so that the rest of this clobber makes sense.
In Experiment 1 Fontaine and authors were interested in testing the influence of intrinsic patterns on the acquisition of a new coordination pattern. That is, do 0° and 180° affect the learning of a new pattern? Is the “stronger” attractor (0°) a greater antagonist for the learning of a new pattern? In this case, Science said no. It turns out it was harder to learn a pattern closer to 180° than 0°.
In Experiment 2 the question is flipped. Wild, I know. Does learning a new pattern of movement affect the intrinsic patterns (0° and 180°)?