Wenderoth, Bock & Krohn (2002)

|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:

  1. Does the distance between existing attractors and the to-be-learned pattern influence the learning process?
  2. Is a new phase relationship close to the 0° attractor learned in a different way than one close to the 180° attractor?

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