Fractal Structure of the Nested Actions of Keeping the Beat


The current experiments investigated the fractal structure in the nested actions of tapping behavior. The results revealed that task constraints (e.g., tapping to a metronome) alter the fractal structure of a given aspect of the behavior (e.g., inter-tap interval) and decouple its long-term interactions with other aspects of the behavior (e.g., key-press duration). These results support the idea that fractal structure reflects the dynamical organization of complex systems.

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