Task The Fine Motor Skills and Cognition Test Batteries: Normative Data and Interdependencies
Last Published:  07/30/20 02:45:15 PM (Central)
Short Title: Cognition and Fine Motor Skills Normative Data Collection
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Directed
Aims:
The contributions of fine-motor skills to responses will be assessed by two sub-tests within the Cognition Test Battery (CTB) (i.e., the Motor Praxis and the Psychomotor Vigilance Test) and within a second test battery under development at NASA, the Fine Motor Skills Test Battery(FMSTB) in the same pilot population.

Aims:
1. Obtain normative data in an astronaut-like population on the FMSTB sub-tests.
2. Evaluate the reliability and precision of the short and long versions of the FMSTB.
3. Determine if the point and drag sub-tests of the FMSTB are measuring a similar motor response.
4. Correlate use of the stylus with use of the index finger when taking the FMSTB.
5. Identify how many sessions are required to establish asymptotic performance on the FMSTB.
6. Collect normative data on the CTB sub-tests in an astronaut-like population.
7. Determine fine motor contributions for each CTB sub-test.
8. Assess if these data replicate well-known covariates of motor and cognitive performance (i.e., age, education, parental education, flight hours).

 This task will contribute to gap closure by providing normative data on two monitoring tools (CTB, FMSTB) in a high performing population.
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