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dc.contributor.authorHart, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-13T13:23:03Z
dc.date.available2012-03-13T13:23:03Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3931
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has demonstrated superior learning by participants presented with augmented task information retroactively versus proactively (Patterson & Lee, 2008; 2010). Theoretical explanations of these findings are related to the cognitive effort invested by participants during motor skill acquisition. The present study extended previous research by utilizing the physiological index, power spectral analysis of heart rate variability, previously shown to be sensitive to the degree of cognitive effort invested during the performance of a motor task (e.g., increase cognitive effort results in increased LF/HF ratio). Participants were required to learn 18 different key-pressing sequences. As expected, the proactive condition demonstrated superior RS during acquisition, with the retroactive condition demonstrating superior RS during retention. Measures of LF/HF ratio indicated the retroactive participants were investing significantly less cognitive effort in the retention period compared to the proactive participants (p< .05) as a function of learning.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectCognitive Efforten_US
dc.subjectHeart Rate Variabilityen_US
dc.subjectMotor Learningen_US
dc.subjectProactive/ Retroactive Augmented Informationen_US
dc.titleEffects of Proactive and Retroactive Augmented Information on Physiological Responses in Learning a Novel Motor Skillen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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