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dc.contributor.authorLeighty, Katherine Anne
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:00:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:00:33Z
dc.date.issued2001-05
dc.identifier.otherleighty_katherine_a_200105_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/leighty_katherine_a_200105_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20166
dc.description.abstractI examined joystick acquisition in four tufted capuchins under two directional relationships of joystick movement and resultant cursor displacement. I also recorded the development of cursor tracking and body-tilting during skill acquisition. Rates of acquisition were comparable between the two conditions. After mastering the task in one condition, subjects re-mastered the task at an accelerated rate in the opposing condition. All subjects significantly increased or maintained high proportions of cursor tracking throughout acquisition. All subjects demonstrated a postural tilt upon task mastery that was found more often in the direction of goal location than that of required joystick movement. This suggests that body-tilting reflects attentional demands of this unique testing system and not the motoric requirements of the task.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSkill acquisition
dc.subjectMotor skill
dc.subjectJoystick
dc.subjectBody-tilting
dc.subjectTracking
dc.subjectCapuchin monkey
dc.subjectCebus apella
dc.titleJoystick acquisition in tufted capuchins (Cebus apella)
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorDorothy M. Fragaszy
dc.description.committeeDorothy M. Fragaszy
dc.description.committeeJoseph Allen
dc.description.committeeAdam Goodie


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