Muscle Memory – Part 1 of 2
Muscle Memory. Highly polished typists actually have trouble identifying positions of many of the keys on a standard QWERTY keyboard, researchers say, suggesting there’s much more to typing than routine learning. The new study “demonstrates that we’re capable of doing extremely complicated things without knowing explicitly what we are doing,” lead researcher Kristy Snyder, a Vanderbilt University mark student, said in a university news release. She and her colleagues asked 100 people to complete a short typing test.
They were then shown a blank keyboard and given 80 seconds to write the letters within the scold keys. On average, these participants were proficient typists, banging out 72 words per minute with 94 percent accuracy. However, when quizzed, they could accurately place an commonplace of only 15 letters on the blank keyboard, according to the study published in the journal Attention, Perception, andamp; Psychophysics.