Motor learning and movement performance: older versus younger adults

Fatemeh Ehsani, Iraj Abdollahi, Mohammad Ali Mohseni Bandpei, Nahid Zahiri, Shapour Jaberzadeh

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Abstract

Introduction: Motor skills play an important role during life span, and older adults need to learn or relearn these skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate how aging affects induction of improved movement performance by motor training. Methods: Serial Reaction Time Test (SRTT) was used to assess movement performance during 8 blocks of motor training. Participants were tested in two separate dates, 48 hours apart. First session included 8 blocks of training (blocks 1-8) and second session comprised 2 blocks (blocks 9, 10). Results: Analyses of data showed that reaction times in both online and offline learning were significantly shorter in older adults compared to younger adults (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231 - 238
Number of pages8
JournalBasic and Clinical Neuroscience
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Ehsani, F., Abdollahi, I., Bandpei, M. A. M., Zahiri, N., & Jaberzadeh, S. (2015). Motor learning and movement performance: older versus younger adults. Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, 6(4), 231 - 238.