Information Capacity of the Human Motor system 


   Literature Review

Information theory was originated by communications engineers in telephone Laboratories (partly 1928, €hanon 1948), their interest being tone problems of how quickly and accurately one can send messages over not sq  tel  ephone ltnes . From thts expe i ment they devel oped  the  tnf°o  ma— tton theor'y as a means of dt scusstng suchlike prob\ ems .

Informatt on theory  Is an  attempt  to  expl atn  communtc att on  In  a precise  mathemattc at  Fashi on .                                                 It Is a mathemattc at tec hnt que f°or' r— Ing  the        ef'f'ect Oneness   of   stgn  tr•ansmi sst on In   man made system .                     What

I s measur•ed Is the speed or economy wtth whtch stgn tnformatt on can be brought abowt (@ar•r'y 1 007} .                       It I s a u sef\1\ conct se means oF explatntng problem s of° c ommuntcatt on, perceptt on and motor• perf°ormance (Cr'a

1 967) . It involves the ef°f'tctency of encoding , transmi sston and decootng me ssages (Munn 1966) .                          It I s the r'ate of tnfor matt on tr ansmt ssion as a means oF me asur Ing sI<t\Is (Fttts & P osner 1 067) .

InI°ormatt on theory I s expr•e ssed In the Form of° a communtc att on model where man's behalf our I s conc eived to be an Information pr c›ces s—


Ing    acttvtty (Robb 1 972,)




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Seer glues a stmpt e ve st on , vtz .

A report of an experiment conducted at Matbew Moss Middle School, in Rochdall England, in 1982