Two-handed movement control

Daniel M. Corcos*

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the discrepancy between the finding that when two hands make movements to targets of different distances, they have the same movement time (Kelso, Southard & Goodman, 1979a, b) and the finding that they have different movement times (Marteniuk & MacKenzie, 1980). The present experiment shows that when the ratio of the distance traveled by the two hands is 4:1, they do not take the same time. The hand moving the shorter distance takes less time, although it takes more time than when moving alone or when moving the same distance as the other hand. This finding is highlighted when individual data are examined. It appears that there is no difference between using homologous or nonhomologous muscle groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


  • Coordination
  • Motor control
  • Movement time
  • Timing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Nephrology


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