When using action observation and motor imagery in combination for motor learning purpose, the scheduling of AO and MI is still an open issue. How should we schedule combinations of AO and MI to get the best out of it? And why is this the case?Continue reading “How to best schedule AO and MI for learning”
Warm thanks to all who made it possible to meet for three days in order to discuss and speculate about potential mechanisms and contributions of motor imagery to motor performance and motor learning. Special thanks to the co-organizers Stefan Vogt and Aymeric Guillot!Continue reading “The neurocognition of motor imagery practice”
How does a combination of motor imagery and action observation (in comparison to motor imagery or action observation alone) affect cognitive performance? And how does this translate into motor performance?Continue reading “AO, MI, AO+MI and cognitive performance”
Action observation and motor imagery promote motor learning. But which one should we use during skill acquisition and refinement, or should we use both?Continue reading “AO, MI, AOMI for motor learning”
Together with Christopher Meier from the Sports and Education group here in Bielefeld, I’ve been working on the use of analogies in children. In his PhD project, he focused on the question how analogies influence motor learning, especially in skilled athletes (see here).
Looking at both their performance and their representation structures in motor memory, we recently published a study on the impact of analogy and explicit verbal instructions in junior tennis players (see here).Continue reading “Children, analogies, and motor learning”
How can we use imagery for physical education such that it adds to motor learning, and such that it can be implemented straightforward in a physical education class?Continue reading “Imagery in physical education”
Is Virtual Reality the panacea it first seems? Continue reading “VR and Motor Learning”
We’re accepted! RIO goes FEPSAC. Continue reading “RIO goes FEPSAC”
Currently, we’re investigating new types of AOMI training in Virtual Reality. Data collection is ongoing and we hope to present our data at next year’s FEPSAC conference in Münster, Germany. More soon.