Outreach posts tagged as guidance

It’s not enough just to feel or see what’s correct, you need to 'actively' experience

2012-07-12

ImageHave you ever wondered how effective it is to physically guide a person through an action? In sports, the instructor might hold a person's arm to show them how to hit a golf ball or strike a volleyball serve. In rehabilitation, robotic devices are used to guide a person's limb for therapy purposes. What we and others have shown is that this technique is useful when applied, but that it compromises learning once it is removed. In this study, people practised a novel, two limb coordination movement.