The learning of goal-directed locomotion: A perception-action perspective

Montagne, Gilles, Buekers, Martinus, Camachon, Cyril, de Rugy, Aymar and Laurent, Michel (2003) The learning of goal-directed locomotion: A perception-action perspective. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Section A: Human Experimental Psychology, 56 3: 551-567. doi:10.1080/02724980244000620


Author Montagne, Gilles
Buekers, Martinus
Camachon, Cyril
de Rugy, Aymar
Laurent, Michel
Title The learning of goal-directed locomotion: A perception-action perspective
Journal name Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Section A: Human Experimental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-4987
1464-0740
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02724980244000620
Volume 56
Issue 3
Start page 551
End page 567
Total pages 17
Place of publication London
Publisher Psychology Press
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract This study was designed to better understand the process underlying the learning of goal-directed locomotion. Subjects walked on a treadmill in a virtual reality setting and were asked to cross pairs of oscillating doors. The subjects behaviour was examined at the beginning of the learning process (pretest), after 350 trials (intermediate test), and after 700 trials (posttest). The data were analysed at three different levels, each representing a specific aspect of the global response: performance outcome, displacement kinematics, and current arrival condition. While some aspects of performance outcome suggested the presence of a ceiling effect in the intermediate test, both displacement kinematics and current arrival condition clearly highlighted continuous transformations of the control mechanism involved. The learning process is best described as (1) the establishing of a relationship between specific information and a movement parameter and (2) the optimization of this relationship. The optimization process is characterized by the further exploration of the available behavioural repertoire and by the refinement of the dialogue between information and movement.
Keyword Psychology
Psychology, Experimental
Attacking Forehand Drive
Virtual-reality
Catch
Gait
Ball
Phase
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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