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Ives’ Motor Behavior book takes a functional approach to motor control and learning that is in keeping with the modern use and understanding of these topics. This book will be the most applied on the market. It takes the basic concepts of motor learning and motor control and integrates them to discuss questions such as how our emotions affect physiological outcome. This title is unique in that it goes beyond just explaining motor control and motor learning to help students understand how these disciplines interact with each other to affect behavior.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Motor Behavior and the Mind-Body Connection
UNIT I: Motor Control
Chapter 2. Neural Mechanisms in Planning and Initiating Movement
Chapter 3. Peripheral Neuromuscular Mechanisms in Executing Movement
Chapter 4. Peripheral Sensory Systems in Monitoring Movement
Chapter 5. Movement Models
UNIT 2. Motor Learning
Chapter 6. Understanding Motor Skill and Motor Abilities
Chapter 7. Learning and the Development of Expertise
Chapter 8. Information Processing and Motor Skill Performance
Chapter 9. Practice and Instruction
UNIT 3. Mind, Body, and Brain
Chapter 10: Muscle Tone and Postural Control
Chapter 11. Orthopedic Injury, Rehabilitation, and Prehabilitation
Chapter 12. Strength, Power, Speed, and Agility