Accession Number : ADA113256

Title :   Ease of Tapping the Fingers in a Sequence Depends on the Mental Encoding.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA CENTER FOR HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING

Personal Author(s) : Geoffroy,Amy ; Norman,Donald A

PDF Url : ADA113256

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : We examined the difficulty of tapping different sequences of five finger taps, one tap per finger, with only the order varying for different sequences. Different sequences have different levels of difficulty, depending upon their structure. The same sequence can be easy or difficult to perform, depending upon how it is encoded. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mental ability, *Learning, *Coding, *Keyboards, Fingers, Taps, Motion, Quick reaction, Sequences, Perception(Psychology), Skills, Psychomotor function, Human factors engineering

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE