Instruments for Studying Coincidence-Anticipation Timing Task – An Updated Systematic Review
Tânia Brusque Crocetta, Regiani Guarnieri, Thaiany Pedrozo Campos Antunes, Thaís Massetti, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Peter Fabian, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro

A coincidence-anticipation timing (CAT) task is used to understanding the human visuo-motor system, which involves how motor control processes information involved in intercepting the moving object. Objective: To update a 2011 systematic review and provide best evidence regarding which instruments are being used to measure CAT tasks. Data Sources: Articles were identified through Web of Science and PubMed databases (search dates, 2011 to June 2017).Study Selection: Two reviewers independently selected studies that used a CAT task. Data Extraction: One reviewer extracted the search result into an Excel spreadsheet through the export option available. Two reviewers independently selected which articles evaluated a CAT task. The selected articles were compared and a new list was generated. The objectives and name of the CAT evaluation instrument were extracted from the selected articles. Data Synthesis: 46 studies in 136 articles were identified: 14studiesused Bassin Anticipation Timer, 18 used a custom computer program (11 different), 7 used a custom apparatus (5 different), and 7 used other commercially available CAT instruments (2 different).None ofthe instruments were specifically validated. Conclusion: The Bassin Anticipation Timer continues to be the most used instrument; however, there are attempts to develop computer-based applications that can replace this instrument.

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