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Effect of viewed color on hand-grip strength.
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PMID:  9885034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Published reports on the effects of viewed color on physical strength are compromised by failure to specify each of the three dimensions of the color stimuli used. The present study investigated the relationship between color and grip strength by independently measuring the effects of the three dimensions of color. 80 students with normal color vision were tested for hand-grip strength while viewing color-stimuli sets which differed only in hue, saturation, or lightness. A two-way analysis of variance with two repeated measures showed no significant difference in hand-grip strength with changes in any dimension of color. Formal equivalence testing indicated that these results were not due to low statistical power but rather to an actual similarity in grip strength across different viewing conditions. The findings give clear support to those studies that have found no relationship between viewed color and strength.
L M Keller; R G Vautin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-02     Completed Date:  1999-03-02     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  763-8     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Psychology Department, Wheaton College, IL 60187, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Color Perception / physiology*
Hand Strength / physiology*
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Physical Exertion / physiology

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