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

H van Dijk, Gerlienke Voerman, Hermanus J. Hermens

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    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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)243-252
    Number of pages10
    JournalApplied psychophysiology and biofeedback
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006


    • muscle relaxation
    • electromyographic feedback training
    • IR-63721
    • Mood
    • METIS-248460
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
    • EWI-8286
    • Surface electromyography
    • stress-energy checklist

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