2020 Vol. 13 Issue 73

Crishtal V.N., Goncharov O.A. Analysis of the graphomotor activity of the subdominant hand under unimanual and bimanual conditions

Full text in Russian: Кришталь В.Н., Гончаров О.А. Анализ графомоторной активности субдоминантной руки при унимануальном и бимануальном условиях

State University “Dubna”, Dubna, Russia
Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow, Russia

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The graphic activity (drawing circles) of the left hand was compared under the bimanual condition with the motor activity of the same hand, but under the unimanual condition. The study involved 20 healthy psychology students (mean age = 20 years). The comparative analysis of the unimanual and bimanual graphomotor movements of the left hand showed differences in the speed, execution time and size of the drawn figures. The analysis of dynamics of the motor activity of the left hand under both conditions in sequence showed significant changes for the bimanual condition based on the main kinematic indicators, which was not identified for a unimanual condition. Thus, the bimanual coordination is assumed to be irreducible to the sum of the coordination of two unimanual movements.

Keywords: bimanual coordination, graphomotor activity, interhemispheric asymmetry and interaction, perceptual-motor interaction

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Acknowledgements / Acknowledgement
The authors are grateful to R.V. Sokolov for writing the «Cursor Capture» program and A.I. Nazarov for his help in computing and interpreting data.

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Received 27 November 2018. Date of publication: 28 February 2019.

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Crishtal Valery Nikolaevich. PhD student, Department of Psychology, State University “Dubna”, ul. Universitetskaya, d. 19, 141982 Dubna, Russia.
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Goncharov Oleg Anatolyevich. Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Department of Psychology, Institute for Social Sciences, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), prospect Vernadskogo, 82-1, 119571 Moscow, Russia.
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Crishtal V.N., Goncharov O.A. Analysis of the graphomotor activity of the subdominant hand under unimanual and bimanual conditions. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2020, Vol. 13, No. 73, p. 4. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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