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Subjects look and point at a target (e.g. cursor with their arm, hand, finger, or shoulder).

Definition contributed by Anonymous
pointing task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS

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Phenotypes associated with pointing task


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of pointing task
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EXTERNAL DATASETS for pointing task
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


You must specify conditions before you can define contrasts.

In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

proximity to target
angle of arm or finger
response time

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


Visual-haptic cue integration with spatial and temporal disparity during pointing movements.
Serwe S, Körding KP, Trommershäuser J
Experimental brain research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Experimentation cerebrale (Exp Brain Res)
2011 Apr

Gaze-centered remapping of remembered visual space in an open-loop pointing task.
Henriques DY, Klier EM, Smith MA, Lowy D, Crawford JD
(J Neurosci)
1998 Feb 15