Response delays and the timing of discrete motor responses
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- Wing, A.M. & Kristofferson, A.B. Perception & Psychophysics (1973) 14: 5. doi:10.3758/BF03198607
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A model for the timing of repetitive discrete motor responses is proposed, and a prediction of negative dependency between successive interresponse intervals is confirmed by data from a Morse key tapping task. A method that makes use of the first-order serial correlation between interresponse intervals is used to distinguish between variance due to a timekeeping process and variance in motor response delays subsequent to the timekeeper. These two quantities are examined as a function of mean interresponse interval.