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The role of action effects with movement sequences

Schoorel, M. (2013) The role of action effects with movement sequences.

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Abstract:Abstract Based on the theory of event coding (TEC), the present paper presents two experiments that explore the possibility whether or not an action effect can become associated with the representation assumed to underlie a familiar movement sequence, that is, a motor chunk. Both experiments used four 4-key sequences, of which two sequences started with the same stimulus, the other two with another stimulus. In addition, each sequence had a specific response tone presented immediately after the first correct response. In the test phase, the tone was either mapped to the same sequences as was practiced, or had been changed to another sequence that started with the same stimulus. Experiment 1 suggested that participants formed a single response and one motor chunk per sequence . Experiment 2 also consisted of four different sequences but had participants perform only two at the same time and confirmed that an action effect can become associated with a motor chunk, although this association is not robust.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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