Experimental: Training with Practice Variable
All participants will practice a motor task (the Scooping Task) for 2 consecutive days. Each day of training, participants will complete 50 trials (10 blocks of 5 trials each) with their more affected arm and 20 trials (10 blocks of 2 trials each) with their less affected arm. One trial of the task will involve using a spoon to scoop beans, one at a time, from one cup to another while seated at a table. Participants will be asked to complete as many scoops as possible from the cup closest to them to the cup farthest from them within 30 seconds in an anterior-posterior direction. One successful repetition occurs when at least one bean is transferred. The number of successful repetitions within a 30 second trial is then counted. Training for the experimental group will include the practice variable of interest.
Behavioral: Practice Variable
This group receives the practice variable. The practice variable being studied will not be disclosed until completion of testing procedures.
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