Accession Number : AD0696734

Title :   TIMES FOR TRANSITIONS BETWEEN HAND AND FOOT RESPONSES IN A SELF-PACED TASK,

Corporate Author : MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL CAMBRIDGE (ENGLAND) APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Rabbitt,Patrick M. A.

Report Date : 10 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : In a self-paced task subjects responded to each of four equally probable signals with a different one of their four limbs. Response times were examined as a function of the 16 possible transitions between limbs. Repeated responses were shown to be faster than any other transitions, while responses following responses with an ipsilateral limb were relatively slow. The implications of these results for models for the 'repetition effect' are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTOR REACTIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), EXTREMITIES, SIGNALS, DETECTION, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE