By M. T. Turvey (auth.), Dr. Viktor K. Jirsa, Prof. J. A. Scott Kelso (eds.)

Coordination represents some of the most outstanding, so much taken with no consideration, yet least understood gains of dwelling issues. lately a brand new beginning for knowing coordination has emerged known as Coordination Dynamics. This e-book brings jointly scientists from world wide who've outlined and constructed the sphere of Coordination Dynamics. Grounded within the suggestions of self-organization and the instruments of nonlinear dynamics, correctly prolonged to address informational elements of residing issues, Coordination Dynamics goals to appreciate the coordinated functioning of quite a few diverse structures at a number of degrees of description. The e-book addresses the subjects of Coordination Dynamics and Dynamic styles within the context of the subsequent subject matters: Coordination of mind and behaviour, Perception-Action Coupling, regulate, Posture, studying, purpose, consciousness, and Cognition.

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However, what kind of modifications in the CNS information processing activity mediates overt changes in attentional demands with learning inter-limb coordination is not well established. , 2002), we aimed to investigate the effects of learning on bimanual spontaneous coordination dynamics and attentional demands. Participants were asked to execute a cyclic anti-phase coordination pattern (180° of relative phase), while performing a reaction time task (RT) by depressing simultaneously two trigger buttons with their feet.

In particular, pattern switching is preceded by critical fluctuations, assessed as an increase in the standard deviation of the relative phase as oscillation frequency increases. , 1986). , 1986), such an increase in relative phase fluctuation suggests a decrease in the coupling strength between the oscillating components. Such a loss in coupling strength is more salient for the intrinsically less stable antiphase pattern than for the in-phase pattern. 24 A Dynamical Approach to the Interplay of Attention and Bimanual Coordination 2.

A pretest permitted to assess the spontaneous coordination dynamics and to determine each individual critical transition frequency. In the acquisition phase, participants were trained to maintain the anti-phase coordination pattern at the critical oscillation frequency. After thirty minutes and seven days, a post-test and a retention test were performed with the same procedure as in the pre-test. Analysis carried out on the percentage of phase transitions showed that the number of transitions decreased in the post-test and the retention test, as a result of learning.

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