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Sensorimotor integration is enhanced in dancers and musicians

Overview of attention for article published in Experimental Brain Research, December 2015
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Title
Sensorimotor integration is enhanced in dancers and musicians
Published in
Experimental Brain Research, December 2015
DOI 10.1007/s00221-015-4524-1
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Authors

Falisha J. Karpati, Chiara Giacosa, Nicholas E. V. Foster, Virginia B. Penhune, Krista L. Hyde

Abstract

Studying individuals with specialized training, such as dancers and musicians, provides an opportunity to investigate how intensive practice of sensorimotor skills affects behavioural performance across various domains. While several studies have found that musicians have improved motor, perceptual and sensorimotor integration skills compared to untrained controls, fewer studies have examined the effect of dance training on such skills. Moreover, no study has specifically compared the effects of dance versus music training on perceptual or sensorimotor performance. To this aim, in the present study, expert dancers, expert musicians and untrained controls were tested on a range of perceptual and sensorimotor tasks designed to discriminate performance profiles across groups. Dancers performed better than musicians and controls on a dance imitation task (involving whole-body movement), but musicians performed better than dancers and controls on a musical melody discrimination task as well as on a rhythm synchronization task (involving finger tapping). These results indicate that long-term intensive dance and music training are associated with distinct enhancements in sensorimotor skills. This novel work advances knowledge of the effects of long-term dance versus music training and has potential applications in therapies for motor disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Unknown 95 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 26%
Student > Master 24 25%
Researcher 14 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 6%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 5 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 28 29%
Psychology 26 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 6%
Arts and Humanities 5 5%
Sports and Recreations 4 4%
Other 19 20%
Unknown 9 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 January 2018.
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#6,349,696
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#112,823
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Outputs of similar age from Experimental Brain Research
#15
of 47 outputs
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