Ten guidelines for designing motor learning studies

Authors

  • Rajiv Ranganathan Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, USA - [email protected]
  • Mei-Hua Lee Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, USA
  • Chandramouli Krishnan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i2.283

Keywords:

Motor learning, Skill, Experiments, Task, Analysis, Practice

Abstract

Motor learning is a central focus of several disciplines including kinesiology, neuroscience and rehabilitation. However, given the different traditions of these fields, this interdisciplinarity can be a challenge when trying to interpret evidence and claims from motor learning experiments. To address this issue, we offer a set of ten guidelines for designing motor learning experiments starting from task selection to data analysis, primarily from the viewpoint of running lab-based experiments. The guidelines are not intended to serve as rigid rules, but instead to raise awareness about key issues in motor learning. We believe that addressing these issues can increase the robustness of work in the field and its relevance to the real-world.

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Published

2022-06-01

How to Cite

Ranganathan, R., Lee, M.-H. ., & Krishnan, C. (2022). Ten guidelines for designing motor learning studies. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 16(2), 112–133. https://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v16i2.283

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Special issue: The role of practice in motor learning