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Effect of Different Offline Periods on Enhance-Based Consolidation Process in Implicit Motor Memory of Veteran and Disabled Athletes
S. Ahar 1, M.A. Aslankhani2, E. Zareian3
1- Motor Behavior Department, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran , saeid.ahar@gmail.com
2- Motor Behavior Department, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
3- Motor Behavior Department, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Faculty, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran
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Aims: Based on the studies, there are processes in resting interval following learning, through which the trained skills are transferred into the long-term memory structures. Such a process is called the consolidation process. There are conflicting results following studies about the effects of different off-line periods on the consolidation process in the motor memory. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different off-line periods on the enhance-based consolidation process in the implicit motor memory in veteran and disabled athletes.  

Instrument & Methods: In the semi-experimental study, 45 male veteran and disabled athletes with physical motor disabilities were studied in Yazd in 2015.The subjects were selected via available sampling and randomly divided into three experimental groups with 6-, 24-, and 72-hour off-line periods. The test was done in two steps including learning and retention using alternating serial reaction time task (ASRTT). Data was analyzed using repeated measures two-factor ANOVA, one-way ANOVA, and Bonferroni’s post-hoc tests.

Findings: In the skill learning step, the major effect of the group and the interaction effect of the group and the training package were not significant. Nevertheless, the major effect of the training package was solely significant (p=0.002). In addition, in the retention step, the major effect of the group and the interaction effect of the training package and the group were not significant. Nevertheless, the major effect of the training package was significant (p=0.001). The functioning of three groups in the retention package was better than the fifth package in the learning step.

Conclusion: The off-line period and especially a 72-hour interval after the training and skill learning step can enhance the consolidation process in the implicit motor memory in the veteran and disabled athletes.

Keywords: Memory Consolidation, Reaction Time, Athletes, Veterans, Disabled Persons
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Basic science & war related injury
Received: 2015/11/27 | Accepted: 2016/02/9 | Published: 2016/04/23
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Ahar S, Aslankhani M, Zareian E. Effect of Different Offline Periods on Enhance-Based Consolidation Process in Implicit Motor Memory of Veteran and Disabled Athletes. Iran J War Public Health. 2016; 8 (1) :41-47
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