Inter repetition interval in short term motor memory

P. H. Marshall, S. L. Wyatt, S. A. Moore, S. E. Sigman

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An investigation was conducted to ascertain the influence of the duration of the time interval between successive repetitions repititions of a discrete motor movement in a short term motor memory paradigm. With one repetition a long interval increased error relative to a short interval. The opposite was true for 7 repetitions; a long interval improved accuracy. The results were discussed in terms of the 'trace shrinkage' hypothesis and compared with those from similar studies using verbal responses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-538
Number of pages4
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975


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