Rhythms and responses.

  title={Rhythms and responses.},
  author={Paul A. Kolers and Joan M Brewster},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={11 2},
Rhythms are fundamental to behavior, but the control mechanism for timed responses is not known. Many theorists have assumed that there is a central clock coordinating behavior in all sensory modalities and response modes. We tested this hypothesis using a rhythmic tapping task in which university undergraduates first attempted to synchronize responses with brief auditory, tactile, or visual stimuli and then continued to tap at the same rate on their own. Performance was most variable with… CONTINUE READING

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