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We have tested human visuo-motor adaptation in rotated-feedback tasks in which subjects first learn to move a cursor to visual targets with a rotational perturbation between joystick and cursor, and are then challenged with the opposing rotation. We then retest the subjects in the original adaptation task, to measure retention of a short-term memory of its earlier learning. Others have used similar tasks and report retrograde interference between one task and the short-term motor memory of the preceding task, such that later performance is impaired. However, we show that in the short-term conditions tested here, these effects can be considered as anterograde interference effects between the two tasks and we find no evidence of retrograde interference.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00221-003-1630-2

Type

Journal article

Journal

Exp Brain Res

Publication Date

01/2004

Volume

154

Pages

201 - 210

Keywords

Adaptation, Physiological, Adolescent, Adult, Cues, Feedback, Psychological, Female, Humans, Learning, Male, Memory, Short-Term, Middle Aged, Movement, Photic Stimulation, Psychomotor Performance, Rotation, Verbal Behavior, Visual Perception