Chapter 8 Kines 3513 notes

Chapter 8 Kines 3513 notes - ActionPreparation...

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Action Preparation
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Movement preparation What phases are involved and how do they  relate? Intention Preparation Initiation Termination
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Preparation Time Donders (1868) The motor control system requires time to  prepare to produce an intended action Reaction Time (RT)  Index of preparation time required to produce an  action Changed by performance situations Changed by performer characteristics
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Task and Situation  Characteristics Number of response choices Increase in choices => Increase in RT Hick’s law  (Hick-Hyman law is same) RT = b log2 (N+1) N = Number of choices
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Task and Situation  Characteristics Predictability of the correct response choice RT decreases if the correct response choice  becomes more predictable Precuing paradigm Precue: Advance information about an upcoming  event that needs a response Attention
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Task and Situation  Characteristics Probability of the precue correctness RT becomes: Faster if the precue correctness probability is 
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course KINES 3513 taught by Professor Gemmert during the Fall '11 term at LSU.

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