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Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, and Arvid Herwig

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018555

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.001.0001

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Implicit and Explicit Processes in Motor Learning

Implicit and Explicit Processes in Motor Learning

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(p.63) 3 Implicit and Explicit Processes in Motor Learning
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Action Science
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Jordan A. Taylor

Richard B. Ivry

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.003.0003

This chapter examines implicit and explicit techniques involved in motor learning through two model tasks—the serial reaction time task (SRT) and visuomotor adaptation—a unique feature of which is the goal-selection and movement-execution stages. The goal-selection stage plays a key role in the success of the SRT model task in place of simple motor execution. Movement execution plays a critical role in the success of visuomotor adaptation while goal selection gets less attention in this model task. Researchers have also investigated and tested awareness in experiments using the two model tasks. These experiments provide significant information about the functional role of explicit and implicit processes involved in acquiring and enhancing goal-directed movement behavior.

Keywords:   explicit process, implicit process, mode task

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