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Contralateral Transfer of the Phenomenon of Repeated Bout Rate Enhancement in Unilateral Index Finger Tapping.

Authors
  • Hansen, Ernst A1
  • Bak, Søren1
  • Knudsen, Lasse1
  • Seiferheld, Bo E1
  • Stevenson, Andrew J T1
  • Emanuelsen, Anders1
  • 1 Sport Sciences, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. , (Denmark)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of motor behavior
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Volume
52
Issue
1
Pages
89–96
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2019.1592101
PMID: 30924400
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

These hypotheses were tested: (1) Freely chosen frequency in unilateral index finger tapping is correlated between the two index fingers, and (2) A 3-min bout of unilateral index finger tapping followed by 10 min rest results in an increase of the freely chosen tapping frequency performed by the contralateral index finger in a second bout. Thirty-two adults participated. Freely chosen tapping frequencies from first bouts were 167.2 ± 79.0 and 161.5 ± 69.4 taps/min for the dominant and non-dominant hand, respectively (p=.434). These variables correlated (R=.86, p<.001). When bout one and two were performed with the dominant and non-dominant hand, respectively, the frequency increased by 8.1%±17.2% in bout two (p=.011). In opposite order, the frequency increased by 14.1%±17.5% (p<.001), which was not different from the ∼8% (p=.157).

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