Table 1

Results of the fastest tapping of each of the four fingers
Group mean and SD of the inter-keystroke interval (ms)
session
Day 1 pre Day 1 post Day 2 post Day 3 post Day 4 post
I Tra 204.8 (21.1) 198.5 (26.0) 194.8 (14.3) 190.5 (16.8) 187.6 (22.9)
Ctl 240.6 (56.9) 222.7 (38.5) 208.6 (30.7) 216.8 (27.0) 212.4 (23.5)
M Tra 232.8 (28.2) 223.8 (30.5) 232.1 (23.8) 219.9 (30.8) 213.3 (28.3)
Ctl 250.1 (45.3) 241.9 (29.0) 230.5 (35.3) 231.5 (33.8) 223.4 (26.2)
R Tra 271.5 (51.8) 248.0 (37.4) 266.4 (31.8) 243.1 (32.2) 232.2 (24.8)
Ctl 334.0 (92.2) 301.8 (58.1) 292.2 (42.3) 276.7 (37.0) 258.9 (23.2)
L Tra 251.8 (35.8) 232.3 (35.3) 239.5 (25.3) 220.4 (29.7) 219.9 (28.7)
Ctl 267.0 (36.7) 257.5 (27.2) 258.6 (24.6) 253.6 (22.7) 246.8 (27.8)
ANOVA results
group session finger group x group x session x group x finger x session
     finger      session      finger
dof 1,10 4,40 3,30 3,30 4,40 12, 120 12, 120
F 2.1 10.7 55.6 2.7 0.97 3.35 1.38
p 0.18 <0.001 <0.001 0.06 0.43 <0.001 0.18
η2 0.13 0.35 0.1 0.03 0.01 0.03 0.01

I, M, R, L indicates the index, middle, ring and little finger, respectively.

Tra: training group, Ctl: control group.

A number in parenthesis indicates standard deviation within each of the training and control groups.

η2 indicates eta-squared.

Furuya et al.

Furuya et al. BMC Neuroscience 2013 14:133   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-14-133

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