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ERIC Number: EJ932351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Timing Processes Are Correlated when Tasks Share a Salient Event
Zelaznik, Howard N.; Rosenbaum, David A.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v36 n6 p1565-1575 Dec 2010
Event timing is manifested when participants make discrete movements such as repeatedly tapping a key. Emergent timing is manifested when participants make continuous movements such as repeatedly drawing a circle. Here we pursued the possibility that providing salient perceptual events to mark the completion of time intervals could allow circle drawing and tapping to share a common timing process. Individual differences in timing performance were correlated in the tapping and circle drawing tasks when a salient auditory event marked the completion of a cycle. The results suggest that the distinction between event timing and emergent timing does not inhere solely in kinematics but inheres as well in the way task goals are represented. (Contains 4 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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