ERIC Number: ED187903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Finger Movements in Transcription Typing. Technical Report, April 1979-March 1980.
Gentner, Donald R.; And Others
This study filmed a transcription typist and analyzed the finger movements in the resulting motion picture to study how skilled motor movements are programmed and controlled. Findings indicated that a typist's finger movements usually overlapped in time, and the starting times of these movements were highly variable, even when comparing identical sentences. Movements toward keys were often initiated out of the order in which the letters were eventually typed. These results conflict with current models of rapid, well-learned motor movements and suggest instead a multi-level control of movement utilizing feedback or prediction. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Center for Human Information Processing.