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Speed-Accuracy Trade-offs in Motor Behavior: Theories of Impulse Variability

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For centuries we have known that when people attempt to move quickly, they usually do so at the expense of spatial accuracy. Old statements such as “Haste makes waste” testify to the commonness of this kind of phenomenon. This effect is today termed the speed-accuracy trade-off, and has been the focus of considerable study in motor behavior.

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Motor Behavior Spatial Error Force Requirement Force Variability Reversal Task 
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