Modularity and hierarchical organization of action programs in human acquisition of graphic skills.

@article{Manoel2002ModularityAH,
  title={Modularity and hierarchical organization of action programs in human acquisition of graphic skills.},
  author={Edison de Jesus Manoel and Luciano Silveira Basso and Umberto Cesar Corr{\^e}a and Go Tani},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={335 2},
  pages={83-6}
}
If motor or action programs become modules with practice their defining features (e.g. relative timing) should remain relatively invariant in new tasks. To test this hypothesis 24 adults practiced a graphic skill over 100 trials and were transferred to a more complex task enclosing the practiced figure. The data acquired by a digital tablet resulted in total movement and total pause times to draw the figure indicating skill acquisition and variability measures of relative timing and pause time… CONTINUE READING

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