Effects of concurrent physical and cognitive demands on arm movement kinematics in a repetitive upper-extremity precision task.

@article{Srinivasan2015EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of concurrent physical and cognitive demands on arm movement kinematics in a repetitive upper-extremity precision task.},
  author={Divya Parthasarathy Srinivasan and Svend Erik Mathiassen and Afshin Samani and Pascal Madeleine},
  journal={Human movement science},
  year={2015},
  volume={42},
  pages={89-99}
}
The effect of concurrent physical and cognitive demands on arm motor control is poorly understood. This exploratory study compared movement kinematics in a repetitive high-precision pipetting task with and without additional concurrent cognitive demands in the form of instructions necessary to locate the correct target tube. Thirty-five healthy female subjects performed a standardized pipetting task, transferring liquid repeatedly from one pick-up tube to different target tubes. In the… CONTINUE READING