Concurrent Visual Feedback and Spatial Accuracy in Continuous Aiming Movements Journal Article uri icon



  • The effect of concurrent visual feedback (CVF) on continuous aiming movements was investigated in the preferred hand of participants of college age ( ns = 12 men, 8 women). Participants made continuous rapid reversal movements with a lightweight lever in the sagittal plane. Participants attempted to reach a short target (20°) and a long target (60°) in separate constant practice conditions, but alternated between the two targets in a variable practice condition. Four blocks of practice trials were provided in each condition, with 40 movements made in each. CVF of the position-time trace was provided for the first 20 movements of each block, but was removed for the remaining 20 movements in each block. Movements were more accurate and consistent during constant practice compared to variable practice where the short target was overshot and the long target was undershot. CVF reduced errors in all conditions, compared to movements without CVF, particularly for the short target during variable practice. The results suggest that the interference generated by alternating targets can be modulated by providing visual feedback, but once the visual feedback was removed, errors increased markedly.

publication date

  • December 1, 2011

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • January 24, 2014 1:30 AM

Full Author List

  • Sherwood DE; Rothman KK

author count

  • 2

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-5125

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-688X

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 825

end page

  • 839


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