Accession Number : ADA264022


Title :   Handedness and Motor Programming Effects of Manual Control and Movement


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 87-May 91,


Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Curry, David


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264022.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 136


Abstract : Four studies with a unidimensional, cursor-positioning task, employing both response-priming and response-precuing techniques, were performed to evaluate differences in motor control between the preferred and nonpreferred hands. None of the major hypotheses proposed previously to explain these differences (e.g., ones based on practice, force variability, feedback- processing speed, hemispheric specialization, and sequential movement control) was supported. Instead, hand differences may stem from greater automaticity during the execution of motor programs for moving by the preferred hand. Furthermore, the present studies do not support the distinctive-features model of motor programming proposed by Rosenbaum and other investigators. Such programs appear to be hierarchically organized and serially executed, with information about movement direction required before movement t information is used. This conclusion is consistent with results obtained during both the initial programming of aimed movements and their reprogramming when the original information for them turns out to be incorrect.... Handedness, Flight Controls, Manual Controls Human Control, Human Factors, Motor Programming.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *MANUAL OPERATION , *HANDS , VELOCITY , CONTROL , PROCESSING , FLIGHT , HYPOTHESES , SPECIALIZATION , MOTORS , FEEDBACK , RESPONSE , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , HUMANS , MODELS


Subject Categories : Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE