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Hand-foot coupling: An advantage for crossed legs

Abstract:

It is difficult to perform distinct, simultaneous motor actions with the ipsilateral hand and foot; for example, clockwise circles with the right hand and counter-clockwise circles with the right foot. By chance, we discovered that this hand-foot coupling task is easier when seated with legs crossed. We consider various explanations. First, that there are reduced demands on the contralateral hemisphere when the motor programme of the right foot is executed on the left side of the body. Second...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/0301006619832499

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Pearce, AM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
Christ Church College
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Perception
Volume:
48
Issue:
4
Pages:
356–359
Publication date:
2019-02-24
Acceptance date:
2019-01-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-4233
ISSN:
0301-0066
Pubs id:
pubs:968737
URN:
uri:66b8191d-2c22-4f62-9d9c-13a742806e1b
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uuid:66b8191d-2c22-4f62-9d9c-13a742806e1b
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pubs:968737

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