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Shoelaces: more research to digest

Right, by now you know how you used to tie shoelaces all wrong and have learnt how to do them all right. But what about tying other people’s shoelaces?

The academics have been at work, as the Annals of Improbable Research report:

Primary instructor Michael J. Crites and professor Jamie C. Gorman of the Human Factors Psychology dept. at Texas Tech University Lubbock, US, have investigated (experimentally) some of the difficulties of shoelace tying – with two hands, one hand, and with someone else’s hand. See: Learning to Tie Well with Others : Bimanual vs. Intermanual Coordination during Shoe-tying in Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual MeetingSeptember 2013 vol. 57 no. 1 1377-1381

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