Older adults can improve movement by using same motor strategy as babies

Older participants would not be able to maintain an increase in speed and amplitude of movement over time due to fatigue, but were surprised to discover that making mistakes helped improve future task performance, researchers have hypothesized. They also found that once a better movement pattern was established, the variability dropped. Making exaggerated movements actually helped them fine-tune their control….

Older participants would not be able to maintain an increase in speed and amplitude of movement over time due to fatigue, but were surprised to discover that making mistakes helped improve future task performance, researchers have hypothesized. They also found that once a better movement pattern was established, the variability dropped. Making exaggerated movements actually helped them fine-tune their control….