Can your imagination improve your movement control?

Seniors Daily Exercise

UBC researchers invite right-handed individuals aged 65 to 90 years old living in the Central Okanagan to participate in an in-person study evaluating the effects of imagination on movement control.

This research will help identify if the effects of mental rehearsal of a task have meaningful influence on the performance of steady movements in older adults who experience declines in force control with age. Researchers will use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to understand the effects of mental rehearsal. TMS is a non-invasive procedure used to measure brain and spinal cord excitability.

Participation consists of questionnaires, submaximal and maximal force level contractions, and mental rehearsals of a physical task.

Participation involves two visits with the first visit lasting approximately 1.5hrs and the second visit lasting approximately 2.5hrs at the Healthy Exercise and Aging Lab on the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus.

Please contact Cori Calkins or Dr. Jennifer Jakobi for more information:
email or call 250 807 9190.