A developmental study of the influence of cognitive activity on an ongoing manual task

McFarland K. and Ashton R. (1975) A developmental study of the influence of cognitive activity on an ongoing manual task. Acta Psychologica, 39 6: 447-456. doi:10.1016/0001-6918(75)90043-8


Author McFarland K.
Ashton R.
Title A developmental study of the influence of cognitive activity on an ongoing manual task
Journal name Acta Psychologica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-6918
Publication date 1975-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0001-6918(75)90043-8
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 39
Issue 6
Start page 447
End page 456
Total pages 10
Subject 2805 Cognitive Neuroscience
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Abstract The present study investigated developmental changes in the lateralized effects of concurrent cognitive activity on the performance of a manual task. Children aged 9, 10, 11 and 12 years were required to press a key continuously for 15 sec whilst at the same time engaging in three conditions involving cognitive activity (spatial, verbal and mixed spatial-verbal probelem solving) and a control condition. The nature of the concurrent cognitive activity was found to produce differential effects on left- and righthand performance with spatial-cognitive activity being a more effective disruptor of an ongoing, left-handed manual task at the age of 9 years. Above that age verbal and spatial activity appear to have comparable disruptive effects.
Q-Index Code C1
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