ERIC Number: ED100827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Learning and Relative Performance on Two and Three Dimensional Visual Cue Perceptual-Motor Tasks.
Glad, Harold L.
This study evaluates the relationships that exist between three types of visual and perceptual-motor tasks (coincidence-anticipation, tracking with rotary pursuit, and a unique two-dimensional discrete motor task) and investigates the nature of learning demonstrated by the subjects on each of the three tasks. Thirty male students were given 20 trials on each of the tasks. A correlation matrix of task variables was computed and learning curves plotted. Results indicated that an individual's ability to perform one visual cue perceptual-motor task is relatively unrelated to performance on another task. Positive learning was demonstrated on the two-dimensional tasks (pursuit rotor and light panel), but the slight learning progress demonstrated during the early trials of the coincidence-anticipation task was almost negated during the final five trials. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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