Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-27
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The text provides an introductory study of motor learning and control for students who aspire to become practitioners in exercise science, physical education, and other movement-oriented professions. Magill opens with an introduction to motor skills and control, continues through attention, memory, and learning, and ends with a discussion of instruction, feedback, and practice methods. The text's strong research base, clear presentation and practical applications will help students build a solid foundation in motor skills and prepare them for further exploration on their own.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Motor Skills and Abilities
The Classification of Motor Skills
The Measurement of Motor Performance
Motor Abilities
Introduction to Motor Control
Neuromotor Basis for Motor Control
Motor Control Theories
Sensory Components of Motor Control
Performance and Motor Control Characteristics of Functional Skills
Action Preparation
Attention and Memory
Attention as a Limited Capacity Resource
Memory Components, Forgetting, and Strategies
Introduction to Motor Skill Learning
Defining and Assessing Learning
The Stages of Learning
Transfer of Learning
Instruction and Augmented Feedback
Demonstration and Verbal Instructions
Augmented Feedback
Practive Conditions
Practice Variability and Specificity
The Amount and Distribution of Practice
Whole and Part Practice
Mental Practice
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