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Title: Between-limb asynchronies during bimanual coordination: effects of manual dominance and attentional cueing
Authors: Swinnen, Stephan ×
Jardin, K
Meulenbroek, R #
Issue Date: Dec-1996
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Series Title: Neuropsychologia vol:34 issue:12 pages:1203-13
Abstract: Whereas previous studies on interlimb coordination have mainly underscored the ubiquitous tendency to synchronize the motions of the limbs, the present experiment revealed a small, but distinct, interlimb asynchrony or phase offset, i.e. the dominant limb led the non-dominant limb during the production of bimanual circle drawing. This asynchrony was clearly evident in the majority of right-handers, but not in left-handers. Moreover, attentional cueing affected the size of the asynchrony. Instructions to visually monitor the dominant limb or non-dominant limb strengthened and weakened the phase offset, respectively. A multifactorial neural account is proposed to underly the temporal asynchrony.
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ISSN: 0028-3932
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
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