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Author Cummins, Fred ♦ Port, Robert F.
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Rhythmic Commonality ♦ Integrated Movement ♦ Certain Phase Relationship ♦ Speech Experiment ♦ Limb Movement ♦ Simple Harmonic Model ♦ Rhythmic Limb Movement ♦ Phase Relation ♦ Rhythmic Coordination ♦ Analogous Result ♦ Rhythm Support Lashley ♦ Phrase-medial Stress ♦ Hand Gesture ♦ Common Control Strategy ♦ Famous Paper ♦ First Approximation ♦ Serial Order ♦ Overall Phrase Repetition Cycle ♦ Rhythmic Activity ♦ Observed Commonality ♦ Arbitrary Relation
Description Studies of coordination in rhythmic limb movement have established that certain phase relationships among cycling limbs are preferred, i.e. patterns such as synchrony and anti-synchrony are produced more often and more reliably than arbitrary relations. A speech experiment in which subjects attempt to place a phrase-medial stress at a range of phases within an overall phrase repetition cycle is presented, and analogous results are found. Certain phase relations occur more frequently and exhibit greater stability than others. To a first approximation, these phases are predicted by a simple harmonic model. The observed commonalities between limb movements and spoken rhythm support Lashley's conjecture that a common control strategy underlies the coordination of all rhythmic activity. Introduction In his famous paper on the problem of serial order, Lashley (1951) emphasized the importance of rhythmic coordination in all integrated movement, suggesting that speech and other forms of coord...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Institution In Proceedings of the Eighteenth Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society