Use-dependent plasticity in interhemispheric interactions

Homan, Melinda (2015). Use-dependent plasticity in interhemispheric interactions Honours Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Homan, Melinda
Thesis Title Use-dependent plasticity in interhemispheric interactions
School, Centre or Institute School of Psychology
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2015-10-08
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Welber Marinovic
Total pages 63
Language eng
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Formatted abstract
Previous research has demonstrated that practicing a movement in one limb can result in improved performance of the action in the contralateral, untrained limb. However, most studies of inter-limb transfer have focussed on transfer of strength and model-based motor learning. The current study assesses the transfer of use-dependent bias, thought to be a form of model-free learning. Use-dependent bias was created in one hand in a task requiring bilateral ballistic movements, though there was no evidence of transfer to the opposite hand. This supports the bilateral access model of transfer, though future replication of results is needed to confirm this conclusion.
Keyword Use-dependent plasticity
Interhemispheric

 
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