The information capacity of the human motor system in controlling the amplitude of movement.

@article{Fitts1954TheIC,
  title={The information capacity of the human motor system in controlling the amplitude of movement.},
  author={P. M. Fitts},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology},
  year={1954},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          381-91
        }
}
  • P. M. Fitts
  • Published 1954
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology
Information theory has recently been employed to specify more precisely than has hitherto been possible man's capacity in certain sensory, perceptual, and perceptual-motor functions (5, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18). The experiments reported in the present paper extend the theory to the human motor system. The applicability of only the basic concepts, amount of information, noise, channel capacity, and rate of information transmission, will be examined at this time. General familiarity with these… Expand
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