Proactive and retoractive transfer effects on voluntary gait adaptability in old age

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The proactive transfer effect refers to the phenomenon that a previously learned motor skill influences the performance of subsequent similar motor skills. The retroactive transfer effect is a reverse phenomenon that subsequently learned motor skill influences the performance of the previous motor skill (Hanseeuw et al., 2012). Age-related differences have been well studied in terms of executive functions (particularly inhibitory control and working memory) (Murphy et al., 2007) and fine motor skills such as typing, grasping, or assembly tasks (Verneau et al., 2015) but not in gross motor skills such as gait. In the current study, we aim to examine transfer effects related to aging and the number of repetitions in a specific gross motor skill i.e., voluntary gait adaptability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTagungsband : Modularität in der motorischen Kontrolle ; Jahrestagung der dvs-Sektion Sportmotorik 2022
EditorsBernd Stetter, Michael Herzog, Sina Spancken, Thorsten Stein
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe
PublisherKarlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Publication date06.09.2022
Pages151 - 152
Publication statusPublished - 06.09.2022
EventJahrestagung der dvs-Sektion Sportmotorik: Modularität in der motorischen Kontrolle - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 07.09.202209.09.2022

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