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The influence of stress and energy level on learning muscle relaxation during gross-motor task performance using electromyographic feedback

The influence of stress and energy level on learning muscle relaxation during gross-motor task performance using electromyographic feedback

Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 31(3): 243-252

The aim was to investigate the influence of mood on learning muscle relaxation. Self-reported mood (assessed by the Stress-Energy Checklist) at baseline was related to learning muscle relaxation induced by electromyographic feedback training during performance of a gross-motor task. Feedback training was provided either intermittently (Intermittent Feedback Task, IF, n=12) or continuously (Continuous Feedback Task, CF, n=9). Results reveal a negative correlation between the learning effect at short-term and energy dimension for the IF Task. It can be concluded that mood experienced prior to a learning task is relevant for the learning effect and this effect may be dependent on the schedule of feedback used.

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PMID: 16906467

DOI: 10.1007/s10484-006-9022-6

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