Internal versus external: oral-motor performance as a function of attentional focus.

@article{Freedman2007InternalVE,
  title={Internal versus external: oral-motor performance as a function of attentional focus.},
  author={Skott E Freedman and Edwin Maas and Michael P. Caligiuri and Gabriele Wulf and Donald A. Robin},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={131-6}
}
PURPOSE Previous studies (e.g., G. Wulf, M. Höss, & W. Prinz, 1998; G. Wulf, B. Lauterbach, & T. Toole, 1999; for a review, see G. Wulf & W. Prinz, 2001) have reported that limb motor performance is enhanced when individuals adopt an external focus (focusing on the effect of the movement) versus an internal focus of attention (focusing on body parts such as the muscles of the hand). This study tested the hypothesis that the effects of attentional focus on limb performance would also occur in… CONTINUE READING