Relationship between sensorimotor adaptation and cognitive functions in younger and older subjects

  title={Relationship between sensorimotor adaptation and cognitive functions in younger and older subjects},
  author={Otmar Bock and Michaela Girgenrath},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
We investigated whether deficits of adaptive improvement in seniors are related to an age-dependent decay of the brain’s executive functions. Younger and older subjects completed a battery of cognitive tests, and preformed aimed arm movements before and during exposure to rotated visual feedback. In accordance with previous work, we found that adaptive improvement during exposure was degraded in seniors, while the transfer of adaptation to a new motor task was not. This pattern of findings… CONTINUE READING
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