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Correlation of eye color on self-paced and reactive motor performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1528697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Researchers continue to examine the distinctiveness of motor performance by dark- versus light-eyed individuals. Dark-eyed individuals generally perform better at reactive type tasks (boxing, hitting a ball, defensive positions in football, rotary pursuit), while light-eyed individuals perform better at self-paced tasks (bowling, golf, pitching baseballs). Subjects performed two tasks, rotary pursuit and ball tossing (with light and dark background). Eye color (light or dark) and accuracy of performance were recorded for each subject. No significant difference was found between eye color and performance on the pursuit rotor (reactive activity). A significant difference was found between men's and women's performance in throwing a ball (self-paced activity) at a light-colored background.
L K Miller; P J Rowe; J Lund
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-20     Completed Date:  1992-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Louisville, KY 40292.
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MeSH Terms
Eye Color*
Gender Identity
Internal-External Control
Psychomotor Performance*

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