|Review| Learning a new bimanual coordination pattern is influenced by existing attractors.
In the last post, we looked at an investigation by Fontaine and authors into a prediction made by the Dynamic Pattern Approach (DPA) that learning a new coordinated rhythmic movement is harder near stronger attractors (Zanone & Kelso, 1994). They found quite the opposite: Learning was easier near the stronger attractor, not harder.
In an attempt to investigate this further Wenderoth and authors led out two questions:
- Does the distance between existing attractors and the to-be-learned pattern influence the learning process?
- Is a new phase relationship close to the 0° attractor learned in a different way than one close to the 180° attractor?