On marching to two different drummers: perceptual aspects of the difficulties.

@article{Klapp1985OnMT,
  title={On marching to two different drummers: perceptual aspects of the difficulties.},
  author={Stuart T. Klapp and Martin D. Hill and J G Tyler and Z. E. Martin and Richard J. Jagacinski and Mari Riess Jones},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={1985},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={814-27}
}
People have remarkable difficulty generating two responses that must follow different temporal sequences, unless the temporal patterns are simply related (e.g., periods in 2:1, 3:1 relation). For example, it is hard to tap to two conflicting rhythms presented concurrently (i.e., a polyrhythm) using the right and left hands (Klapp, 1979), or to tap while articulating a conflicting speech utterance (Klapp, 1981). The present experiments indicate that difficulties in processing conflicting rhythms… CONTINUE READING