Kinesiology 255 Exam 3 December 8, 2007
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Write your answers on the exam for this section. This exam is out of 40
marks and consists of 6 questions. There are questions on both sides of the
page, so be sure you have answered all the questions.
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1.A question on Fitts’ law for 5 marks
a.How is the Index of Difficulty (ID) of a movement calculated? (1 mark)
b.How is ID related to movement time? (1 mark)
c. According to single correction theory, why is a slower movement made
more accurately than a faster movement? (1 mark)
d.According to impulse variability theory, why is a slower movement
made more accurately than a faster movement? (1 mark)
e. Describe the third theory that claims to explain Fitts’ law. (1 mark)
2.Amnesia for 5 marks
a.What is anterograde amnesia?
b.People living with anterograde amnesia have been described as living
proof of two conclusions about the structure of memory. For 2 marks,
what are these conclusions?
c. For 2 marks, describe the evidence provided by anterograde amnesics
to support these conclusions.