9780078022678

Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078022678

  • ISBN10:

    0078022673

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 3/1/2013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications 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. The text 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

Unit I: Introduction to Motor Skills and Abilities

1 The Classification of Motor Skills

2 The Measurement of Motor Performance

3 Motor Abilities

Unit II: Introduction to Motor Control

4 Neuromotor Basis for Motor Control

5 Motor Control Theories

6 Sensory Components of Motor Control

7 Performance and Motor Control Characteristics of Functional Skills

8 Action Preparation

Unit III: Attention and Memory

9 Attention as a Limited Capacity Resource

10 Memory Components, Forgetting, and Strategies

Unit IV: Introduction to Motor Skill Learning

11 Defining and Assessing Learning

12 The Stages of Learning

13 Transfer of Learning

Unit V: Instruction and Augmented Feedback

14 Demonstration and Verbal Instructions

15 Augmented Feedback

Unit VI: Practive Conditions

16 Practice Variability and Specificity

17 The Amount and Distribution of Practice

18 Whole and Part Practice

19 Mental Practice

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