The Effect of Handedness on a Tracking Task
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Eight male right-handed subjects performed a total of twelve 3-minute runs on a compensatory tracking task. The subjects were divided into two groups matched for handedness. One group performed the first six runs with the preferred right hand whilst the other group used the non-preferred left hand. For the remaining six runs the two groups used their other hand. No significant differences were found between performance with the two hands. performance with the hand utilized in the second half of the experiment was significantly better than that used in the first half. The results of the experiment are further examined in terms of the learning phenomena normally associated with the acquisition of psychomotor skills. The absence of both unilateral and bilateral reminiscence effects is discussed.