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Not all choices are created equal: Task-relevant choices enhance motor learning compared to task-irrelevant choices

Published in: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 1879-1888 Abstract “Lewthwaite et al. (2015) reported that the learning benefits of exercising choice (i.e., their self-controlled condition) are not restricted to task-relevant features (e.g., feedback). They found that choosing one’s golf ball color (Exp. 1) or choosing which of two tasks to perform at a later time plus which of two artworks to hang (Exp. 2) resulted in better retention than did being denied these same choices (i.e., yoked condition). The researchers concluded that the learning benefits derived from choice, whether irrelevant or relevant to the to-be-learned task,… Read More