Pursuit Rotor Task

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Pursuit Rotor Task (beta version only!) - English

The Pursuit Rotor Task introduced by Adams (1952).
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM


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Adams, J. A. (1952). Warm-up decrement in performance on the pursuit-rotor. The American Journal of Psychology, 404-414.

Ammons, R. B. (1955). Rotary pursuit apparatus: I. Survey of variables. Psychol. Bull, 52, 69-76.

Nagasawa, Y., Demura, S., & Kitabayashi, T. (January 01, 2004). Concurrent validity of tests to measure the coordinated exertion of force by computerized target pursuit. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 98, 2, 551-60.

Peters, K. R., Smith, V., & Smith, C. T. (January 01, 2007). Changes in sleep architecture following motor learning depend on initial skill level. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 5, 817-29.

Piper, B. J. (2010). Age, handedness, and sex contribute to fine motor behavior in children. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2010.11.018.

Hatakenaka, M., Miyai, I., Mihara, M., Yagura, H., & Hattori, N. (January 01, 2012). Impaired motor learning by a pursuit rotor test reduces functional outcomes during rehabilitation of poststroke ataxia. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 26, 3.)