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Effector - Dependent Acquisition of Novel Typing Sequences

Exp. Brain Res., 136(3), 386- 393, February 2001

Photo Needed Raju K. Parasher, Ed.D.
Graduate Programs in Health Sciences
S. Roy and A.M. Gordon

In an earlier report we found that when pairs of letters were physically transposed on the keyboard and typists were required to type letters in their new location, the disruptions in typing were reduced when the transpositions involved mirror movements of homologous fingers of the two hands compared with transpositions involving the same hand. We hypothesized that acquisition may be facilitated when a new movement mirrors a previously learned movement. In order to test this hypothesis, in the present study we transposed various pairs of letters between the two hands.


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