Relationship between motor learning and reaction capacity in motor task


  • Felice Di Domenico University of Salerno, Italy
  • Simona Fattore University of Salerno, Italy
  • Salvatore Pignato University Kore of Enna, Italy
  • Tiziana D'Isanto University of Salerno, Italy



Self-perception, Reaction capacity, Optojump, Strength, Coordination, Complex systems


The aim of the study is to measure the ability to react to a specific stimulus, which in this study can be acoustic or visual. The acquired data allowed us to evaluate two parameters, called: reaction time and action time. The test considers movement in its entirety, trying to identify the mechanisms that allowed the creation of the gesture, even going back to the sensitive phases of motor learning. The various capacities that contribute to the structure of a given motor gesture are considered as inseparable elements of a single project that, in a continuous and non-linear way, influence each other. The method is an experimental research through the recruitment of data with questionnaires and surveys prepared with the Google Forms platform and the evaluation of motor gestures with a technological tool: Optojump Next. The sample is represented by a group of 25 students of the three-year bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Salerno, aged between 20 and 27 years. The results of the initial data confirm the impossibility of breaking down the movement into simpler parts in order to understand how it works because it emerges that the movement must be considered in its entirety. The integrated use of quantitative biomechanical and qualitative educational evaluation can be achieved with self-assessment and enabled self-esteem. The results seem to confirm the close relationship between skills possessed and learned in the appropriate stages. In conclusion, the study can be useful to identify performance’s area to be analysed in order to form the motor-sporting educational professional skills most dedicated to evaluation.


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Di Domenico, F., Fattore, S., Pignato, S., & D’Isanto, T. (2019). Relationship between motor learning and reaction capacity in motor task. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14(4proc), S1030-S1037.

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