Here we report early results from an experiment designed to investigate the use of sonification for the learning of a novel perceptual-motor skill. We find that sonification which employs melody is more effective than a strategy which provides only bare timing information. We additionally show that it might be possible to 'refresh' learning after performance has waned following training -through passive listening to the sound that would be produced by perfect performance. Implications of these findings are discussed in terms of general motor performance enhancement and sonic feedback design.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display - ICAD 2016|
|Place of Publication||Arlington, Virginia|
|Publisher||The International Community for Auditory Display|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jul 2016|
Dyer, J., Stapleton, P., & Rodger, M. (2016). Sonification of Movement for Motor Skill Learning in a Novel Bimanual Task: Aesthetics and Retention Strategies. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display - ICAD 2016 (pp. 99-102). The International Community for Auditory Display. https://doi.org/10.21785/icad2016.027