Inter-limb transfer of kinematic adaptation in individuals with motor difficulties
A previous study suggested that adults with greater motor difficulties demonstrated less adaptation under a regular error feedback schedule (gain = 1:1) but reached a similar level of adaptation compared to controls when feedback was enhanced (gain = 1:2). In light of these findings, the present study examined inter-limb transfer after adults adapted to visuomotor distortions with their dominant hand on either regular or enhanced feedback schedules. Results revealed that successful transfer related to the magnitude of adaptation with their dominant hand regardless of the individuals’ motor abilities on the regular feedback schedule. When the feedback was enhanced, the transfer was not related to either the adaptation of the dominant hand or individuals’ motor abilities. We argue that a stable internal model is essential for inter-limb transfer in kinematic adaptation.
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Bo, J., & Lee, C. M. (2017). Inter-limb transfer of kinematic adaptation in individuals with motor difficulties. Neuroscience Letters, 654, 63–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2017.06.030