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Can You Type On Autopilot?

December 9, 2013

Psychologists from Vanderbilt and Kobe universities say that we are able to perform complex activities without necessarily being mind of the mechanics involved, for instance when typing. In the study, researchers found that participants could type an average 72 words per minute with 94% accuracy but had a very difficult time assigning key locations to a black QWERTY keyboard. This demonstrates the theory of automatism in which the brain can perform actions without conscious thought or action.

[ Read the Article: Is Your Brain On Autopilot When You Type? ]



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