Mirror Tracing Task

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Mirror Tracing Test

Millisecond Software's version of a computerized Mirror Tracing Task, a measure of hand eye coordination and novel motor learning. The set up was inspired by the Mirror Tracing Test described by the Pittsburgh Stress Battery.
Duration: 8 minutes
(Requires Inquisit Lab)
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Starch, D. (1910). A demonstration of the trial and error method of learning. Psychological Bulletin, 7, 20-23.

Carmichael, L. (1927). The History of Mirror Drawing as a Laboratory Method. The Pedagogical Seminary and Journal of Genetic Psychology, 34(1), 90–91. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856559.1927.10533064

Roig, M., & Placakis, N. (1992). Hemisphericity Style, Sex, and Performance on a Mirror-Tracing Task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 74(3_suppl), 1143–1148. https://doi.org/10.2466/pms.1992.74.3c.1143

Richardson, A. E., & VanderKaay Tomasulo, M. M. (2011). Influence of acute stress on spatial tasks in humans. Physiology & Behavior, 103(5), 459–466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.03.019

Julius MS, Adi-Japha E. A Developmental Perspective in Learning the Mirror-Drawing Task. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016 Mar 2;10:83. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00083. PMID: 26973498; PMCID: PMC4773595.