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Development of Visuomanual Tracking in 5- to 9-Year-Old Boys

Published inJournal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 40, p. 115-132
Publication date1985

Visuomanual sinusoidal tracking is investigated in 5- to 9-year-old children. The proportion of successful performances steadily increases with age, but adult proficiency is never attained. Moreover, the progress in proficiency is not monotonic and suggests the presence of distinct stages in the development of visuomotor coordination. Qualitative analysis of unsuccessful performance demonstrates that failures cannot be ascribed only to insufficient motor coordination and emphasizes the role of cognitive and representational factors.

  • Tracking of a target spot
  • To-and-fro forearm movement
  • Development of visuomotor coordination
  • Role of cognitive factors
  • Children from 5 to 9 years of age
  • Young adult
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MOUNOUD, Pierre et al. Development of Visuomanual Tracking in 5- to 9-Year-Old Boys. In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 1985, vol. 40, p. 115–132. doi: 10.1016/0022-0965(85)90068-2
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