Visual-motor tracking by hyperkinetic children.

C. K. Conners, Alan M Delamater

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Abstract

Two studies of a visual-motor tracking task purported to be an effective discriminator of subtypes of minimal brain dysfunction are presented. Performances of 16 psychiatric inpatients were compared with those of 14 hyperactive males and of 15 normal controls. A second study evaluated effects of practice and drug sensitivity on tracking. The task discriminated patients from normals but did not discriminate the groups of patients from each other. Interactions of practice, age, and diagnosis were found. Some degree of sensitivity of the task to stimulant medication was also obtained. Visual-motor tracking is a useful measure of stimulant drug action but does not measure a defect specific to hyperkinetic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-497
Number of pages11
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Volume51
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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Visual-motor tracking by hyperkinetic children. / Conners, C. K.; Delamater, Alan M.

In: Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol. 51, No. 2, 01.10.1980, p. 487-497.

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