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Internatinal Journal of Motor Control and Learning

Internatinal Journal of Motor Control and Learning

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Introduction
The International Journal of Motor Control and Learning (IJMCL), an "Open Access" journal, follows a rigorous peer-review process for the submission of all articles. The journal is dedicated to publishing articles in the area of Motor Behavior and related sub -disciplines (Kinesiology, Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, Pedagogy, Biomechanic, Rehabilitation) where they bridge to motor control and learning. There are no fees to submit or publish.

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Background: To test the hypothesis that a 20-s bout of unilateral index finger tapping, followed by 10 min rest, increases the freely chosen tapping rate performed by the contralateral index finger, in a second 20-s bout. Methods: Twenty healthy adults performed tapping with the index finger on one hand followed by a 10 min rest period and tapping...
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Context: This article systematically reviews the available literature on biomechanically motivated interventions to improve running economy aside from conventional endurance training. It was aimed to identify the possible mechanisms behind the potential improvements and to extract principles to guide researchers and coaches in how to make use of th...
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Background: Skilled athletes' optimal performance might be due to their postural ability to counteract perturbation. However, how expertise influences coordination of anticipatory postural adjustment (APA) and main movement under temporal pressure needs more investigation. This study aimed to investigate how available time (temporal pressure) for c...
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Background: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between social physique anxiety and nutritional behaviors among male and female students of the university. Methods: The research was descriptive-correlational. The statistical population consisted of all students of the University of Tehran in 2020, from which 221 people (females: n=110)...
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Letter to Editor: Under the publishing an article in the previous issue of the journal entitled “Comparison of the Effectiveness of Braille Tonik Exercises and Physical Fitness on the Coordination and Memory of Housewives in Mashhad” (Farzane, 2022), I considered it necessary to provide explanations under the title of the letter to the editor. Brai...
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Background: Sports psychology literature shows that motivation is essential in individual and team sports. This study compares sports motivation and Social Physique Anxiety (SPA)between blind and visually impaired elite athletes in individual and team sports. Methods: The study is comparative in terms of design. The population was Iranian professio...
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Background: The pressure of competitive sport in some situations can cause aggression and anger. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the role of cognitive emotion regulation strategies on predicting aggression and competitive anger among athletic students. Methods: In this study 137 athletic students were participating voluntary;...
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Objective: Physical and cognitive activities have positive effects on cognitive functions, but have been rarely applied in combination. The aim of present study was to investigate the effect of physical activity with different levels of cognitive load on executive control network of attention in youth. Methods: 30 sedentary female students with an...
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Background: Depth perception is a visual component that allows individuals to judge accurately the distance of objects and it is involved in many of the motor skills involved in locating, hitting and grasping to objects. Therefore, evaluating interventions to improve depth perception can be effective in increasing motor skills efficiency. Objective...
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Background: Fundamental motor skills form the basis of the development of sports skills. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a selected training period and core stability on child object control skills. Method: The statistical population of this study included all the 4-6-year-old boy children in the kindergarten schools and pres...
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Background: Examining effects of attention on motor performance at the neurophysiological level, considering the skill level, seems there are still ambiguities. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to examine the neurophysiological effect of Attentional Focus on in postural task as a function of skill level. The performance (postural swa...
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Objective: Having in mind the fact that sports performance is done in environments with different colors, environment color, as one of the environmental constraints, can affect attention, acquisition, learning and also memory. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of cold, warm, neutral and favorite colors on short-t...
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Investigating factors that affect the performance of professional athletes has always been one of the important fields of sports science. Objective: One of the important questions in this regard is whether athletes are better to be self-aware while performing physical movements or, conversely, this self-awareness as an interfering factor will lead...
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DEAR EDITOR Uncontrolled Manifold (UCM) approach has gained a lot of attention in the field of movement variability and related areas of research. The diversity of applications and the need to explore new UCM-based measures along with the advances in mathematical methods in UCM have led to several formulas for UCM outcome measures with different no...
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Objective: This study investigated the effect of aerobic rhythmic exercises with and without music on emotional intelligence (EI) and motor proficiency (MP). Method: Participants were 45 boys (Mage = 11.8 ±1.34) who volunteered for the study while attending summer programs. EI was accessed with the Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Scale,...
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Addressing the issue of social responsibility is pleasant and valuable for every human being, and this category has found a special place in the context of sports. To date, different forms of this category have emerged, one of which is social responsibility in the individual dimension, which can be addressed to all sections of society. Objective: D...
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DEAR EDITOR Over the years, the acquisition of motor skills has been considered a necessity in the field of sports science. Studies in the field of motor behavior have been planned and conducted over the years to find appropriate scientific and practical theories. Although in each course theories were presented to properly justify the acquisition o...
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Background: Cerebral Palsy (CP) is one of the most common disorders affecting movement disorders and impairments of cognition, visual, language and communication. However, there is still a lack of interventional therapy which involves Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT) intended to improve imitation skills of children with CP. Objective: The aim of...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of exercise intervention on some Event Related Potential and motor performance variables in children with developmental coordination disorder. Methods: In this Quasi-experimental study were selected 28 people with Developmental Coordination Disorder among 7-10 years male students in...
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Background: Dyad training is one of the new practicing methods which has received growing attention due to its increasing practice efficiency in skills. Objective: The present study aims to investigate the impact of skill level matching in cooperative dyadic interaction on learning forehand table tennis skills in adolescent girls. Methods: Particip...
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Background: One of the most important disorders in children is developmental coordination disorder. In this disorder, motor problems affect children's daily activities, academic achievement, and health in the absence of any known medical condition or neurological disorder. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effect of self-modeling with...
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Background: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) refers to a psychological disorder affecting multiple areas of an individual's life. This disorder is reported to be more prevalent among athletes in comparison with the general population. Objective: To the best of our knowledge, there has been no information about the distribution of ADH...
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Objective: This study aimed to predict mental well-being and general health based on perceived stress and body image with mediating the role of self-compassion in women athletes in Tehran. Methods: This descriptive correlational study was performed using structural equations. The statistical population included all female athletes who referred to s...
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Background: Identify techniques and tactics and their analysis in training sessions, in addition to providing accurate information to improve the weaknesses of the team, help the coach in the training process and identify physical, behavioural, and technical requirements of players. Objective: This study, through the principles of observational app...
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Background: During last two decades, researchers have become more interested in psychological development of para-athletes. In fact, psycho-social benefits of para sport are apparent in psychosocial development of para-athletes that needs further consideration. Objective: The objective of this study was to study psychological characteristics of Ira...
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Background: Many factors influence manual asymmetry during goal-directed motor tasks, but it is unclear how the manipulation of visuospatial information influences laterality in hand control in aging adults. Objective: To examine age-related changes in manual asymmetry with increased visuospatial processing demands. Methods: Twenty young (M = 20.8,...
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Weak hip external rotation has been speculated to be connected to PFP. However, muscle activity of hip musculature has yet to be investigated during gait with individuals who report PFP. Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare peak muscle activity in the hip during stance phase of a 10 meter walk between females with and without patello...
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Coordination depends on online performance, and online feedback supports the successful coordination of individuals in joint implementations. Objective: The purpose of the research was to investigate temporal and spatial parameters in interpersonal coordination. Methods: A single study was applied with 14 jumping rope elite boys (13-18 years). The...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of instructional language types on Perceived Choice, and the learning of darts throwing skill. Methods: Forty-eight female students were randomly divided into three instructional language groups (autonomy-supportive, controlling, neutral). All groups watched a silent clip about dart...
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Background: Social comparison feedback and activity of mirror neurons are both associated with stimulating individual's emotions, and each of them suggests a different type of stimulation of emotion to improve performance. Objective: The research aimed to investigate the effect of comparative-social video feedback on activity of mirror neurons in t...
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One of the most important factors affecting the optimal implementation of motor skills and reaching the peak of performance in sports and competitive environments is the use of psychological skills. Objective: The aim of the present study was to compare the psychological skills of Iranian elite swimmers based on competitive experience, gender, age...
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Serial Reaction Time (SRT) is a simple task specifically designed to examine reaction time and learn implicit sequences. Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of gender (male and female) and type of stimulus (orderly and disorderly) on the serial reaction time. Methods: The sample included 30 students of physical educat...
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Background: The essential part of an athlete's ability is balancing, which involves different muscular, nervous processes. When creating unexpected disturbances, muscle strength is one of the essential factors in maintaining a person's balance. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between type II muscle fibers and...
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Atypical gait pattern is one of the most important motor impairments in individuals with Down syndrome. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of functional strength training on gait kinematics, isokinetic peak torque, and static balance of adults with Down syndrome. Methods: Thirteen men with Down syndrome from Iran Down Syndrome Asso...
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Objective: In this study, personality characteristics of neuroticism, extraversion, and openness to new experiences, consensus, and task of male and female athletes were compared in team and individual sports. Methods: 160 athletes (13 athletes dropped out) were selected from professional athletes in two disciplines (75 men: 39 men and 36 women) an...
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Background: Working memory is one of the important cognitive processes that underlie thinking and learning. Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the predictive role of working memory on selective attention and performance accuracy in young girls of the University of Tabriz. Methods: This research was conducted in a descriptive-correla...
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Background: Adolescent's perfectionism primarily has related to stress symptoms. Relationship between aspects of perfectionism and sport performance in no-stress training accompanied with inconsistent results. Objective: Purpose of the present study was to investigate how different aspects of perfectionism predict futsal skill performances during s...
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Background: Challenge Point Framework (CPF) is a model by which it is possible to enhance mobility learning through interference in practice conditions to adjust task difficulty as a consequence of the interaction between skill levels of learner and the task difficulty. As the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients have trouble with balance control and w...
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Background: Considering the role of bilateral transfer in the learning of motor skills, especially at the time of injury, attention to the factors that will enhance bilateral transfer, is important. Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of feedback on bilateral transfer of force control task. Method: Thirty-six stude...
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The present research aims to consider the effects of training on the static and dynamic balance and coordination of the educable mentally retarded children. Method: In this semi-experimental study, 24 individuals were selected from amongst educable mentally retarded boy students with the calendar age of 6-9 years old who did not have any special il...
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Background: Children with cerebral palsy due to limitations in movement are dependent on others in terms of mobility and self-care. These limitations affect their participation in daily life and its quality. Objective: This study aimed to determine the impact of mental imagery training on the upper limb functions and motor skills in children with c...
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Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effect of the combination of attention (external focus) and internal motivation (autonomy support and enhanced expectancies) on learning the skill of throwing darts. Methods: For this purpose, 60 women participated in the study. our study included 4 groups: a) autonomy support-external focus (AS-EF); b...
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Background: There is few research on teaching people about mental rotation skills. The first step in this field is to reveal that, which educational programs help individuals improve their performance. Objective: The purpose of this study is to compare the moderating effect of mental rotation ability on the amount of learning by mental exercise met...
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Objective: This paper attempts to investigate the relationship between psychological well-being with creativity and performance of male coaches of Iran's football league. Methods: This descriptive type study was carried out through field study. The statistical population includes all 925 coaches present in Iran's football league in 2016. 200 coache...
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Background: In recent years sports psychologists, coaches and athletes have paid a greater focus of attention to mental wellbeing and psychological skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate which psychological skills are important to two levels of skills among Darts players, namely; elite and beginner. Method: The sample consisted of 24...
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Field-dependent Cognitive Style Independent Cognitive Style Neutral Cognitive Style Background: One of the most important factors in the performance of motor skills is the psychological properties of individuals. In this regard, the relationship between individuals' cognitive styles and attention levels has not been investigated. Objective: The aim...
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Background: All of the amazing advances of the present world are the result of human learning. Durability and survival of human being in the world is possible by creating and discovering new ways of teaching and learning. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the transitional effect of fatigue due to a period of physical and menta...
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DEAR EDITOR Agility is an inseparable part of training programs in many field sports. There are numerous training exercises suggested by experts to enhance athletic agility performance. There are also different tests specifically designed to assess agility. As an example, the four by nine agility test is commonly performed to assess the footballers...
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Mental fatigue is a psychobiological state caused by prolonged periods of demanding cognitive activity. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effect of mental fatigue on three-point shots in skilled basketball players. Methods: This study was semi-experimental. For this purpose, 18 male experienced basketball players were selected by conve...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of learning type on balance. Methods: For this purpose, 80 female students aged 9-12 years who were selected by random cluster sampling and after Flamingo test, they were divided into two groups randomly: explicit learning and implicit learning. The subjects were required to maintain balance o...
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The aim of this study was to determine the differences between different methods of contextual interference (High and Low) on accuracy. Methods: The subjects were 51 people from Shiraz Mental Health Park Rehabilitation Center who were purposefully selected and after the pre-test, they were randomly divided into three groups. The High and Low interf...
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DEAR EDITOR At present, considerable progress has been made in the development of control mechanism models of motor skill learning. Their major contribution is to describe sensorimotor adaptation. On the other hand, we do not know much about the process of strategy development. A scientific question could be asked about different sources of informa...
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Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect different levels of exercise intensity and arousal has on the speed and the accuracy of decision making among expert female soccer players. Methods: Sixteen expert female soccer players with at least 8 years competitive background were selected voluntarily participate in this study. Socc...
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This study aimed to determine the effect of bio-neural feedback exercises on female rugby players' performance. Methods: The design was quasi-experimental with experimental and control groups. Twenty-four female rugby players aged 16 to 25 in Alborz province were randomly divided into two equal groups of 12. Bio-neural feedback or neurofeedback exe...
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Previous studies have shown that Movement Imagery ability is effective in learning and motor function in the sport as well as in rehabilitation. So, self-reporting questionnaires have been developed to evaluate the ability of Movement Imagery in adults (e.g. MIQ-3) to be validated in Iran. There is currently no proper tool to use for children in Ir...
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Background: The effects of limb-specific fatigue on motor skill acquisition and retention are not clear. Objective: To investigate the impact of limb-specific fatigue on acquisition and retention of an upper extremity proprioceptive task. Methods: Twenty-two right-handed participants were randomly and equally assigned to either fatigued or non-fati...
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Background/Objective: This study surveyed the probable incidence of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), a medical condition marked by poor motor coordination and clumsiness, in college-aged students. Methods: A total of 4,014 individuals at Texas A&M University, aged 18-23 (40% males and 60% females), completed the Adolescents and Adults Coo...
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Kata Visual-Motor Perception Sports Vision Training Objective: This study was aimed at the determination of the effect of sports vision training on visual-motor perception and performance in karate kata. Methods: The participants were 24 athletic in karate kata (10-12 yr) with an orange belt in Kata. Participants were chosen and randomly assigned i...
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Background: Down syndrome is one of the most common congenital chromosomal abnormalities. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effects of two methods of motor program and computer games on fine motor skills in children with Down syndrome disorder. Methods: For this purpose, 45 students who were studying in exceptional schools in Tehran pr...
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Background: Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are developmental conditions characterized by deficits in social interaction, motor performance, and obsessive/stereotyped patterns of behaviors. Although there is no reliable neurophysiological marker associated with ASDs, dysfunction of the parieto-frontal mirror neuron system has been suggested as a d...
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Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate nonlinear movement anticipation test with two specific skills in badminton sport based on ecological psychology approach. Methods: 20 young men, 10 members of Tehran Youth Badminton Team and 10 physical education students, who had just passed the badminton-1 course, participated in two coin...