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The effects of musical training on movement pre-programming and re-programming abilities: An event-related potential investigation

Anatuerk, M; Jentzsch, I; (2015) The effects of musical training on movement pre-programming and re-programming abilities: An event-related potential investigation. Biological Psychology , 106 pp. 39-49. 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.01.014. Green open access

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Abstract

Two response precuing experiments were conducted to investigate effects of musical skill level on the ability to pre- and re-programme simple movements. Participants successfully used advance information to prepare forthcoming responses and showed response slowing when precue information was invalid rather than valid. This slowing was, however, only observed for partially invalid but not fully invalid precues. Musicians were generally faster than non-musicians, but no group differences in the efficiency of movement pre-programming or re-programming were observed. Interestingly, only musicians exhibited a significant foreperiod lateralized readiness potential (LRP) when response hand was pre-specified or full advance information was provided. These LRP findings suggest increased effector-specific motor preparation in musicians than non-musicians. However, here the levels of effector-specific preparation did not predict preparatory advantages observed in behaviour. In sum, combining the response precuing and ERP paradigms serves a valuable tool to examine influences of musical training on movement pre- or re-programming processes.

Type: Article
Title: The effects of musical training on movement pre-programming and re-programming abilities: An event-related potential investigation
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.01.014
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.01.014
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Movement preparation, Re-programming, Musician, LRP, CNV
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10117923
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