Despite much progress in the research of sequence learning, the question of what people do exactly learn when producing movement sequences remains controversial. Within this reseach project we examine to what extent swquence learning may be tied to motor coordinates of specific effectors. For instance, learning to play a song on the piano usually involves practicing a sequence of finger movements by pressing a sequence of keys again and again. In this particular situation, people may learn both, a sequence of keys to be pressed and a sequence of fingers to move. We focus on the second type of knowledge and investigate its origin under several conditions. This project is supported by the German Research Coucil (DFG).
Kirsch, W. & Hoffmann, J. (2012). Stimulus dependent modulation of perceptual and motor learning in a serial reaction time task. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 8(2), 155-164.
Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2012). Impact of hand orientation on bimanual finger coordination in an eight-finger tapping task. Human Movement Science, 31(6), 1399-408.
Kirsch, W. & Hoffmann, J. (2011). Impact of instruction on the acquisition of sequence knowledge in a sensorimotor task. Acta Psychologica, 138, 85-91.
Kirsch, W. & Hoffmann, J. (2010). Asymmetrical intermanual transfer of learning in a sensorimotor task. Exp Brain Res, 202(4), 927-34.
Kirsch, W., Sebald, A. & Hoffmann, J. (2010). RT patterns and chunks in SRT tasks: a reply to Jiménez (2008). Psychol Res, 74(3), 352-8.