FRAL - AAP franco-allemand

Sequence learning: Role of action observation and action – OBSERVATION

Submission summary

While the performance and learning of movement sequences has received a good bit of experimental attention, little if any focused attention has been directed at participants’ ability to observational practice and sequence learning. This is a critical practical issue because performers often observe the movement sequence that will be performed afterwards. Observational practice and sequence learning are also of considerable theoretical interest because observing how performers acquire a movement sequence without physical practice should provide valuable insights into the fundamental ways in which movement sequences are structured, stored, and executed. The primary purpose of the present proposal is to identify the conditions under which and the process by which observational practice improves movement sequence learning. These questions will be investigated in the first two experimental series. The second purpose is to record the eye movement during observation of a sequence performed by a model. We want to determine whether predictive eye movements are displayed during the observation of a sequence movement as displayed in visually guided actions. The question of eye movements will be investigated in experimental series 3

Project coordination

Yannick BLANDIN (Organisme de recherche)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.

Partner

Help of the ANR 140,000 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 36 Months

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