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Manual asymmetry in older adults on a complex coincidence-anticipation task

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Age-related asymmetrical functional decline was tested in a sample of 57 right-handed volunteers between 65 and 85 years of age. Participants performed a complex coincidence-anticipation (CA) task with both preferred and non-preferred hands. Results demonstrated that the proficiency of a complex CA task was similar for the 2 age groups, but different for the 2 hands. The non-preferred hand was more proficient for temporal accuracy but not for response timing, which was similar for both hands. Moreover, the lack of interaction between age and hand both in response timing and response accuracy reveal symmetric performance across ages.
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Keywords: Manual asymmetry; aging; asymmetrical aging decline; coincidence-anticipation; right-handers

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Motor Control and Learning Laboratory, CIFI2D – Centre of Research, Education, Innovation and Intervention in Sport, Porto, Portugal 2: Faculty of Human Kinetics, Human Movement Sciences, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Publication date: January 2, 2019

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