Factors influencing children's performances of a steady-state bimanual coordination task

Dawn A. Lantero, Shannon Ringenbach

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Abstract

Children ages 4, 6, and 8 years and adults performed self-selected, continuous, unimanual and bimanual coordination tasks for 30 s. The length of time performing the task was investigated as a potential control parameter. As hypothesized, all groups spent less time in antiphase than in in-phase coordination as the trial continued. These results were interpreted as evidence that the length of time performing a task is a control parameter embedded in any task. The importance of studying control parameters in various developing systems is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Circle drawing
  • Continuous
  • Stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Nephrology

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