The nature and significance of the response latency associated with the amendment of movements of varying complexity

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Donald Steven Siegel (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Pearl Berlin

Abstract: This investigation examined variation in the reaction time (RT2) to the second of two closely paired stimuli when responses were ordered according to relative degree of movement complexity. The sequences included: (a) executing a simple response following a simple response, (b) executing a complex response following a simple response, (c) executing a simple response following a complex response and (d) executing a complex response following a complex response. The interstimulus intervals were also varied over selected periods of 100, 200, 400, and 800 milliseconds for the purpose of requiring subjects to amend their initial responses at differing points of implementation. An additional question investigated was whether a relationship existed between reaction time measured in a single task situation and RT2. Measures of reaction time on single and sequential response tasks were generated from 24, female, right-handed volunteers from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Subjects were required to attend sessions on five different days.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Reaction time
Human mechanics

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