Sensorimotor Learning in a Computerized Athletic Training Battery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Sensorimotor abilities are crucial for performance in athletic, military, and other occupational activities, and there is great interest in understanding learning in these skills. Here, behavioral performance was measured over three days as twenty-seven participants practiced multiple sessions on the Nike SPARQ Sensory Station (Nike, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon), a computerized visual and motor assessment battery. Wrist-worn actigraphy was recorded to monitor sleep-wake cycles. Significant learning was observed in tasks with high visuomotor control demands but not in tasks of visual sensitivity. Learning was primarily linear, with up to 60% improvement, but did not relate to sleep quality in this normal-sleeping population. These results demonstrate differences in the rate and capacity for learning across perceptual and motor domains, indicating potential targets for sensorimotor training interventions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krasich, K; Ramger, B; Holton, L; Wang, L; Mitroff, SR; Gregory Appelbaum, L

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 401 - 412

PubMed ID

  • 27254262

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-1027

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00222895.2015.1113918


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States