Optimising simulation interventions for performance and learning in humans

Staff involved: Dr Adam Bruton, Dr Neale Tillin, Dr Ceri Diss, Dr Andrew Greene, Dr Omar Mian

Humans have the capacity to learn by simulating the actions of others. This typically involves watching others act and imagining the feelings associated with performing actions. Simulation can be used alongside physical practice to facilitate learning, or as an alternative to physical practice when this is not possible, for example when a person is injured. We are investigating the use of simulation strategies for performance and learning in sporting and rehabilitation contexts. Our work is multi-disciplinary and involves the assessment of neurophysiological, visuo-attentional, psychometric, and behavioral outcomes for simulation interventions.


Transcranial magnetic stimulation setup


Motion capture during learned movement