Gender differences in intercepting a moving target by using a throw or button press

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Title translated into German:Geschlechtsunterschiede beim Auffangen einer sich bewegenden Scheibe durch Werfen oder per Knopfdruck
Author:Peters, Michael
Published in:Journal of motor behavior
Published:29 (1997), 4 , S. 290-296, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
Language:English
ISSN:0022-2895
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Identification number:PU199807302964
Source:BISp
TY  - JOUR
AU  - Peters, Michael
A2  - Peters, Michael
DB  - BISp
DP  - BISp
KW  - Bewegungslehre
KW  - Frau
KW  - Geschlechtsabhängigkeit
KW  - Mann
KW  - Werfen
KW  - Wurfgenauigkeit
LA  - eng
TI  - Gender differences in intercepting a moving target by using a throw or button press
TT  - Geschlechtsunterschiede beim Auffangen einer sich bewegenden Scheibe durch Werfen oder per Knopfdruck
PY  - 1997
N2  - Humans are a throwing species just as much as a talking species (Calvin, 1982), but preadaptations for throwing remain largely unexplored. The ability of undergraduate students (N=165) to intercept a stimulus with a thrown object was determined for 10 stimulus speeds, ranging from 2 to 5 m/s. The inclusion of a condition in which the moving stimulus was intercepted via button press allowed the role of the perceptual aspect of velocity estimation to be evaluated separately from the act of throwing. Gender differences were observed in both the button and the throwing intercept tasks: The men had smaller timing errors and higher ac-curacy than the women. Contrary to expectations, the male and female patterns of intercept errors as a function of stimulus speed were more similar in the throwing task than in the button intercept task.       Verf.-Referat
SP  - S. 290-296
SN  - 0022-2895
JO  - Journal of motor behavior
IS  - 4
VL  - 29
M3  - Gedruckte Ressource
ID  - PU199807302964
ER  -