Specificity of learning and dynamic balance.

@article{Robertson1996SpecificityOL,
  title={Specificity of learning and dynamic balance.},
  author={Sabina Robertson and Digby Elliott},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  year={1996},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={
          69-75
        }
}
Contrary to a strict specificity of learning position, Robertson, Collins, Elliott, and Starkes (1994) have reported that the balance beam performance of expert gymnasts is less affected by the withdrawal of vision than is the performance of novice gymnasts. In this study, we employed a training paradigm in order to exercise complete control over the sensory conditions under which a dynamic balance beam task was acquired. Novice participants were trained either with or without vision to walk… CONTINUE READING

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