Each Discussion Question should be at least 150 words with at least one citation.
Discussion Question 1:
Some learning situations result in zero or negative transfer of learning. What are the most effective modifications that could be made to modify a zero transfer or negative transfer situation to increase one or more of the factors that are known to increase positive transfer? Why do you believe these will be effective?
Discussion Question 2:
Is practice variability important for skill learning and learning transfer? Why or why not? Does your opinion differ for a closed skill and an open loop skill? Why or why not?
Read chapters 13 and 14.
Kantak, S. S., Sullivan, K. J., Fisher, B. E., Knowlton, B. J., & Winstein, C. J. (2011). Transfer of motor learning engages specific neural substrates during motor memory consolidation dependent on the practice structure. Journal of Motor Behavior, 43(6), 499-507.
Kumar, S., & Mandal, M. K. (2005). Bilateral transfer of skill in left- and right-handers. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 10(4), 337-344.