Motor Learning And Control: Concepts And Applications

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-08-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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Designed for introductory students, this text provides the reader with a solid research base and defines difficult material by identifying concepts and demonstrating applications for each of those concepts. Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications also includes references for all relevant material to encourage students to examine the research for themselves.

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
Touch, Proprioception, and Vision
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
Practice Conditions
Practice Variability and Specificity
The Amount and Distribution of Practice
Whole and Part Practice
Mental Practice
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