Explicitness of Task Instructions Supports Motor Learning and Modulates Engagement of Attentional Brain Networks

Joaquin Penalver-Andres*, Karin A. Buetler, Thomas König, René M. Müri, Laura Marchal-Crespo

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Abstract

Motor learning is a complex cognitive and motor process underlying neurorehabilitation. Cognitive (e.g., attentional) engagement is important for motor learning, especially early in the learning process. In this study, we investigated if task instructions enforcing the underlying task rule of a virtual sailing task modulate attentional engagement and motor learning. Our results suggest that enforcing the rule of a motor task using explicit knowledge or visual cues enhances motor learning compared with no enforcement of task rules. Further, training with visual cues may support early visuo-attentional engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConverging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation IV
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR2020), October 13–16, 2020
EditorsDiego Torricelli, Metin Akay, Jose L. Pons
PublisherSpringer
Pages551-556
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-70316-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-70315-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventICNR 2020: International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (Virtual) -
Duration: 13 Oct 202016 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume28
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Conference

ConferenceICNR 2020: International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (Virtual)
Period13/10/2016/10/20

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